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To improve today’s concrete, do as the Romans did

In a quest to make concrete more durable and sustainable, an international team of geologists and engineers has found inspiration in the ancient …

Roman seawater concrete holds the secret to cutting carbon emissions

Scientists analyzed samples from a Roman breakwater submerged in the Bay of Naples for over two millennia, revealing the secrets of crystal chemistry …

Linguists identify 15,000-year-old ‘ultraconserved words’

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this article incorrectly referred to William Croft as William Cross.<p>By David Brown<p><i>You, hear me! Give this fire to that old man. Pull the black worm off the bark and give it to the mother. And no spitting in the ashes!</i><p>It’s an odd little speech. But if you went back …

Getty Museum

Hagia Sofia: Dome Secrets

The most impressive monument to Muslim engineering in the Western world the Alhambra towers over...<p>(01:01)<p>Dominating the skyline of Granada in …

Over Libya's Coast

Recently, aerial photographer Jason Hawkes was on an assignment in Libya, with access to a Russian-built Mi-8 helicopter, He flew along the Mediterranean coastline, photographing Tripoli and several ancient Roman sites from above, including Sabratha and Leptis Magna. The result is a collection of …

Ancient Iraq yields fresh finds for returning archaeologists

Baghdad<p>British archaeologists have discovered a previously unknown palace or temple near the ancient city of Ur in the first foreign excavation at …

A bog yields evidence of massacre during the time of Christ

<b>Correction:</b> A previous version of this article misstated the bog’s location. It is about 325 miles north, not south, of the site of a Roman massacre near what is now Bremen, Germany. This version has been corrected.<p>By Guy Gugliotta<p>In the days of ancient Rome, it was never a good idea to send …

Nuntii Latini

Calamitas Genuae gravis 4 min eilen 18.40<p>Die Martis (14.8.) in Italia calamitas gravissima accidit, cum pons in via autocinetica prope<br>urbem Genuam …

British Museum to showcase relics from Pompeii and Herculaneum

A bronze tap from a garden fountain, a street sign settling a boundary dispute, a clothes chest, a loaf of bread: some of the objects to survive the …

Unlocking the Mysteries of Petra

The ruins of the ancient city of Petra lay hidden until 1812, when a Swiss explorer stumbled upon them in modern-day Jordan. Two centuries later, a …

Un archéologue prend la direction du Louvre

Jean-Luc Martinez a été choisi par le président de la République pour succéder à Henri Loyrette. Il était chef du département des antiquités …

Four-thousand year old gold-adorned skeleton found near Windsor

Windsor may have been popular with royalty rather earlier than generally thought.<p>Archaeologists, excavating near the Royal Borough, have discovered …

Hadrian's Wall: Aerial photographs 'could change history'

<b>Hundreds of miles away from Hadrian's Wall, a man surfing the internet from the comfort of his home stumbled across something that astonished the professionals.</b><p>Bryn Gethin's discovery on his computer in Warwickshire, was one of a number, based on aerial photography and imaging techniques, that are …

Archaeology

2000-year-old computer recreated

Antiquity à la Carte 2.0 | Ancient World Mapping Center

Antiquity À-la-carte 2.0<p>The Ancient World Mapping Center is pleased to release version 2.0 of the Antiquity à la Carte application. Version 1.0 …

Seven Ways of Seeing “Lion Attacking a Horse”

<i>Lion Attacking a Horse</i>, Greek, 325–300 B.C.; restored in Rome in 1594. Marble, 150 x 250 cm. Sovraintendenza ai Beni Culturali di Roma Capitale—Musei …

Pozzino shipwreck: Ancient medicine ingredients probed

<b>Medicine that is more than 2,000 years old has been analysed by scientists.</b><p>Six tablets were discovered in a tin box onboard an ancient Roman shipwreck, found off the coast of Italy.<p>Samples of the fragile material revealed that the pharmaceuticals contained animal and plant fats, pine resin and zinc …

Tablets

Scale model of Brunelleschi dome found in Florence

Find made during Duomo museum excavations<p>(ANSA) - Florence, December 14 - Experts said Friday they believed they had uncovered a scale model of the …

Colosseum reveals secret hues

'Riot of colour', restorers say<p>(ANSA) - Rome - The Colosseum is usually thought of as a blinding arena clad in shimmering white marble that set off …

Live Science

Ancient Oddity<p>Archaeologists working at the site of La Fogonussa near Lleida, in Spain, have uncovered a female skeleton that dates back around 1,600 …

Restoration of historic Pompeii slated to begin next week

Minister says restoration of ancient site to start February 6<p>(ANSA) - Rome, January 30 - The long-awaited restoration of the Pompeii archaeological …

Stanford classics professor debunks image of the 'noble' ancient athlete

Classics scholar Susan Stephens says that modern sports may be misguided in attempting to emulate ancient Greek and Roman athletic ideals.<p>The Lance …

American Academy in Rome&#039;s Christopher Celenza on Decoding Latin and Literature

Related<p>Artists<p>Leonardo da Vinci<p>Dr. Christopher Celenza<p>Perched atop the Janiculum Hill of Rome, with a staggering view of the Eternal City spread out …

Humanities

Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum

Gold bracelet in the form of a coiled snake, 1st Century AD, Roman, Pompeii<p>Wall painting of the baker Terentius Neo and his wife. From the House of …