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Did American volcanoes trigger fall of Roman Empire?

American volcanoes sparked a huge dust cloud triggering catastrophic climate change which could have dealt the final blow to the Roman Empire<p>On March 24 536AD the sky suddenly darkened across continental Europe as a thick dust cloud rolled in and stayed put for 18 months.<p>Historians such as …

16 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent thread on Quora discussed some of the best destinations in Europe that remain unknown.<p>The answers hit on a number of hidden gems, which we included in this list, along with some others that came from our own research.<p>From Denmark's Faroe Islands to one of Armenia's oldest monasteries, here …

What made Christians different in the Roman Empire? That death was not the end; that they would rise again into a Heaven of Peace and Light

*<br>From <i>Byzantium</i> by Judith Herren:<p><i>Historians regularly ask why Christianity succeeded, how it won the loyalty of those who previously worshipped many</i> …

Ancient Roman Water Networks Made the Empire Vulnerable

Ancient Romans were masters of water manipulation. They moved fresh water around their vast empire with aqueducts and canals. Farmers shipped their …

Roman Empire At Caesar’s Time (44 B.C.)

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

Friday Five...Revolting Roman Recipes

All that recent horsemeat hoo-ha turn your stomach? You won’t believe what the Romans tucked into…<p>The recent horsemeat scandal has caused a bit more …

Our Roman Circus

Not too long ago in our recent past there used to be television shows -- entertainment, we called it -- and we also had the news. More serious, not worthy of high ratings -- informative, you might say. Now we have entertaining news, not entertainment news like <i>Entertainment Tonight</i>, but a soap opera …

Downfall of Roman Republic Caused by Concrete?

The Roman Republic fell because of the use of concrete as a building material, a leading academic has claimed.<p>Dr Penelope Davies, a historian with …

The Search for a Greater Truth: Religion and Philosophy in Roman Egypt

<b>The Search for a Greater Truth: Religion and Philosophy in Roman Egypt</b><p>By Dana F. Michael<p>Master’s Thesis, Pittsburgh State University, 2013<p>Abstract: …

April 2014

April 2014

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

Travel Like You're Rich, Without Spending the Money

We've all scrolled through Rich Kids of Instagram and watched those damn Kardashians go on one exotic vacation after another. But how do those random friends with average jobs afford yachting in Greece or jetting to Santa Monica in a private jet? Probably because they're following these travel …

8 of the best indoor hotel pools around the world | CNN Travel

Off the beaten track in Rome

From the Colosseum to the Sistine Chapel, Rome's headline acts need no introduction. But away from these historic crowd-pleasers, there are a host of lesser-known sights and neighbourhoods waiting to be discovered. Here's a selection of our favourites.<p>Chiesa di Santa Prassede<p>The interior of the …

Cities That Could Be the Next Pompeii (PHOTOS)

Volcanoes make some of the most dramatic skylines on earth. Any city lying in their shadow practically feels mythic.<p>Take Pompeii, which was a favorite place for Roman Empire elites to vacation before Mount Vesuvius blew its top in A.D. 79, raining down a 13-mile-high rocky plume of debris while a …

The Romans, Just Wars and Exceptionalism

American citizens concerned about our military policy abroad might find an interesting mirror in ancient Rome. The Romans wanted to make sure that they were fighting wars that were not driven by greed for gain, but were just. In fact they managed to make such claims for every single war of …

The 7 Most Secret Nude Beaches In Europe

You know it's true: nothing on this Earth feels better than hitting the ocean wearing nothin' but your birthday suit.<p>But <i>why</i> are Americans so shy about swimming in the buff, and <i>why</i> are European nudist beaches so darn crowded? The only answer, it seems, is to veer off Europe's beaten path to the …

Mouthwatering Montréal: a food-lover's neighbourhood guide

What is it that makes Montréal such a fascinating city for travellers? At first glance, it doesn’t have the iconic attractions that sum up a city in the traveller’s mind - to love this city, you need to explore its diverse neighbourhoods.<p>The Downtown area is filled with upmarket shopping malls and …

16 Dogs Who Get To Travel More Than You

It's a sad, sad thing when a dog has been to more exotic countries than you have.<p>...and we'd totally hate them, if they weren't so gosh darn adorable.<p>1. This is Caique. He's a regular on the beaches of Rio. Other hobbies include dog parades and dress-up.<p>2. Oh it's cool, Ozzy. Most humans don't get …

Exploring the best of Croatia's islands

Croatia’s coast is speckled with dozens of magnificent islands that range from tiny, verdant and unpopulated to massive, arid and sporting ancient towns and villages. One of the chief delights on any visit to Croatia is hopping between the islands on the numerous ferries, catamarans and taxi boats, …

The Battle For Ukraine Is Being Fought Using Ancient Military Tactics

Things got pretty hairy in Kiev, Ukraine, in the last week due in large part to the government banning protests.<p>As a result, riot police broke out their Roman army tactics.<p>This formation is called the "Testudo," or tortoise in Latin.<p>The tactic springs from ancient Greek warfare which relied on the …

Gridlock Destroyed Rome. Is America Next?

The Republic succumbed to political dysfunction. Can Washington avoid the same fate?<p>What does decline sound like? I imagine equal parts self-pity and self-flagellation, moral outrage and exhaustion. Once we could have heard it from the original Capitol Hill, the seat of the failing Roman Republic. …

The Right Way to Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway

The mere mention of a voyage on the Trans-Siberian Railway is enough to make even seasoned travellers froth at the mouth.<p>For the uninitiated, the Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest railway line in the world; it spans two continents and eight time zones, and its network joins Moscow, the Russian …

Rome, Italy: The Pantheon

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Sex, booze and strange animal tricks: You had to know the 2011 Weird Science Awards would hit on those themes. After all, past award winners have included scientists' successful quest to reattach rabbit penises, a 2,700-year-old marijuana stash and glow-in-the-dark kitties. This year, msnbc.com …

The fall of the Roman empire and the rise of Islam

Whenever modern civilisations contemplate their own mortality, there is one ghost that will invariably rise up from its grave to haunt their imaginings. In February 1776, a few months after the publication of the first volume of <i>The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon commented …