Ancient Rome

The secret lives of Ancient Roman sex workers uncovered in Pompeii graffiti

Men would pay for sexual services out of respect for their wives.<p>Everyone knows how the people of Pompeii died: They were buried under several waves …

Archaeology

What Ancient Rome Can Teach Us About Climate Disasters

There are two things everybody knows about Roman Empire: that it was an invincible superpower, and that when it fell, it fell hard. Usually the death …

Environment

Unpleasant Truths: Why Every Portfolio Needs Gold

We do not acquire gold for the good times, but for the truly turbulent times.<p>The US's fading empire and the dollar's transition away from the world …

Business

AR and VR could be educational — and profitable — tools for museums

Museums are wonderful institutions and treasures to society with a serious and important mission to preserve our history. What major city doesn’t boast at least one incredible museum that local communities and traveling visitors alike can enjoy and learn from?<p>Although significant as centers of …

Business

Vikings advances, promisingly, in five separate directions

<i>“Too much knowledge is an agony. Prepare yourself.”</i><p>There’s a war on <i>Vikings</i>. Without Ragnar Lothbrok to deservedly pull our focus to the often …

TV

Why Do We Kiss On New Year's? The Tradition Might Stem From The Ancient Romans

Kissing has long been a part of cold, wintry traditions, beginning back in Ancient Rome. The reason why we kiss on New Year's might stem from the …

Ancient History

History’s 25 Most Embarrassing Royal Nicknames

From John The Babymaker to Charles The Bald, the nicknames given to these leaders spoke volumes about their traits, as well as how much they were …

Ancient History

10 Baffling Mysteries From Important Chapters In Our History

Life is a mystery, and time and again, history shows us that things were as much of a puzzle in the past as they are now. But you’d expect there to …

History

Haunting images that will add Pompeii to your bucket list

One of the intrinsic benefits of luxury travel is getting to wander off the main tourist path and visit places that can be stimulating from an …

Roman Empire

10 Things You Didn't Know About 30 Years' War

Huh? The 30 Years’ War? This is a pretty random war to highlight, I admit, but it’s one that deserves a bit more scrutiny, if only to add some color …

History

2,000-year-old tomb door with menorah found in northern Israel

Repurposed over the ages, the slab tells the story of religion in the Middle East

Archaeology

WOMEN AND POWER

Noted classicist and essayist Beard (<i>S.P.Q.R.: A History of Ancient Rome</i>, 2015, etc.) looks deep into the past and hard at the present to examine the …

Ancient History

4-Day Rome Itinerary for the Food Lover

Rome wasn’t built in a day – and it’s pretty much impossible to explore it in a day. But if you’re like us, you like to pack in as much as you can to …

Ancient History

Italy: Rome's Pantheon to start charging entry fee for tourists

Tourists visiting Rome's Pantheon will have to pay an entry fee starting next year, officials have said. Battling low public funds, Italy hopes the …

Culture

What a Stupid Bumper Sticker Can Tell Us About American Christianity

I usually pay little attention to bumper stickers, especially those posted on social media. Last week, though, I found my ire raised by a photograph …

Faith

The Ghost and the Princess | Anthony Gottlieb

There is an “official theory” about the nature of minds that “hails chiefly from Descartes,” wrote Gilbert Ryle, an Oxford philosopher. According to …

Consciousness

The Long Weekend: What to do and where to stay in Bath, England, once you've had enough of Roman Britain

The weekend:<p>When it comes to Bath, most Brits think they’ve been there, done that. Once you’ve seen the Roman ruins, the Abbey and Jane Austen’s …

Jane Austen

Virat and Anushka are tying the knot at this stunning property in Italy

Borgo Finocchieto has raised the bar for lavish getaways in Tuscany<p>All eyes are on Italy, as rumours of cricketer Virat Kohli and actor Anushka …

Virat Kohli

Imperium, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, review: Richard McCabe gives a superb central performance

Robert Harris has described his trilogy of novels about Cicero as being “like <i>The West Wing</i> in togas” – a compelling account of the power games of …

Julius Caesar

Roman Empire on the World According to Eratosthenes, 211 AD.

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 …

Roman Empire

Athletics, Leisure, and Entertainment in Ancient Rome

Although much of ancient Roman life revolved around <i>negotium</i> (work and business), there was also time available for <i>otium</i> (leisure). Ranging from …

Rome

Nine school trips you'll definitely remember if you grew up in Bristol

There was a buzz in the air the day before as you and your friends would make your plans and agree where to sit on the coach.<p>It was school trip day …

Roman Empire

11 Signs You’re Sickeningly, Madly In Love With Him

There’s no denying that being in love can be one of the greatest things in the world, but you can actually be too in love—as in, so in love that …

Relationships

Why You Should Staycation Like A Roman In Bath

Bath is one of my favourite destinations for a staycation; it offers a complete getaway, whilst not being too far from home. Bath is just one and a …

Hotels

Jordan: JERASH, THE ROMAN ARABIA (6)

If you go north from Amman, you will get to the place not to be missed when you travel to Jordan. This is one of the most important historical places …

Rome

Find a Santa's Grotto in Gwent

WITH many events taking place, the festive season is in full swing in Gwent. ESTEL FARELL-ROIG has put together a round-up of some events<p>NEWPORT<p>- THE …

News (Wales)

Imperium Parts I and II review at Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon – 'ambitious and intricate'

Mike Poulton is the go-to man when it comes adapting plot-dense novels for the stage. Having successfully adapted Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell …

Henry Viii

How the Environment Topples Empires: On Kyle Harper’s “The Fate of Rome”

FOR YEARS NOW, psychologists have been warning that the human brain tells us the wrong stories about the state of the world. We are singularly …

Books

The Tricky Differences Between the Words 'Lead' and 'Led'

The words <i>lead</i> and <i>led</i> are particularly tricky: sometimes they sound alike and sometimes they don't.<p>Definitions<p><i>Led</i> (which rhymes with <i>red</i>) is both the …

Grammar

How To Tell Someone You're Not Interested After A First Date, According To A Girl Who's Done It Successfully

According to my dating app bio, my greatest strength is eating burritos. If you asked guys I've dated about my best qualities, I hope they'd say that …

Relationships