Ancient Rome

Antinomy Poisoning — Not Lead — May Have Contributed to the Roman Empire’s Fall

Lead often takes the blame for the fall of the Roman Empire. Lead water pipes, lead cooking vessels, and lead utensils poisoned unwitting Romans, …

Roman Empire

Pompeii: Did antimony poisoning lead to the downfall of the Roman Empire?

Toxic levels of antimony were found in a Roman water pipe from Pompeii.<p>Vomiting, diarrhoea and liver damage may have been a part of daily life for …

Roman Empire

Sydney stadium cash-splash is an obscene waste of money

Yes, yes. We all know the lie we've sold to the world about Sydney. You know, that one about a gentle city nestled around the world's most beautiful …

Australian News

Silver Composition in Coins Confirms the Story of the Rise of Rome

Archaeologists love coins. Not only are they a great way to date a dig site, they also show the extent and influence of an ancient culture and …

Archaeology

The History of Showers

The history of showers<p>Today, 86% of Uk households have atleast one shower. Most of us shower daily and think nothing of it. But how did we get where …

Roman Empire

The Worst Dining Habits of All Time

These offenses aren't just distasteful — they're downright appalling.<p>Since the beginning of mankind — or at least since the Roman Empire — humans have gathered to eat food in a communal fashion. One would think, after thousands of years, certain criteria for dining in a group would be "set in …

Roman Empire

Archaeologists Uncover Sicilian Villa From Ancient Roman Empire

Archaeologists have uncovered new pieces of an ancient Roman villa as well as artifacts that are telling them more about both this particular site …

Roman Empire

Sicily: 1,800-year-old Roman villa is the largest and most extravagant ever excavated

The spectacular villa was occupied for 500 years straight.<p>Archaeologists have revealed the remains of a 5,000-square-metre Roman villa in Italy …

Archaeology

The Fate of Rome

<b>A sweeping new history of how climate change and disease helped bring down the Roman Empire</b><p>Here is the monumental retelling of one of the most …

Roman Empire

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Amalfi Coast

Archeologists uncover new economic history of ancient Rome - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News

Some of the mystery behind one of Sicily’s largest ancient Roman villas is now solved thanks to a team of archeologists from the University of South …

Archaeology

Silver in coins tracks Rome’s rise to power

A study of Roman coins has discovered a significant shift in the source of the silver in the early 3rd century B.C. from Greece and its former …

Roman Empire

Legends of Tomorrow S3: Damien Darhk's New Role, Explained

<i>Legends of Tomorrow</i> has essentially become DCTV’s movie-of-the-week. Last season, the Legends were on a quest for the mythical Spear of Destiny, a …

TV

Roman Change: Ancient Coins Reveal Rise of an Empire

Rome wasn't born big. Back before it blossomed into an empire that sprawled across 2.2 million square miles (5.7 million square kilometers), twice …

Archaeology

Ranked: 6 Armies That Dominated History

<b>By Zachary Keck and Akhilesh Pillalamarri</b><p>In an anarchical system like international relations, military power is the ultimate form of currency. A …

Roman Empire

Where’s my magical truth detector? I’m sure it’s somewhere in my lab.

Last week, Mary Beard was getting sneered at because she agreed that the Roman Empire was ethnically diverse, and that — gasp, shock horror — there …

Roman Empire

Black people have had a presence in our history for centuries. Get over it

Africans have lived in Britain since the Roman empire. When a leading historian confirmed this, she was vilified<p>It has been ugly. Two weeks of full-on, culture-wars inspired, anti-intellectualism; a fortnight of alternative-facts, dog-whistle racism and shameless misogyny. Yet this – one of the …

Roman Empire

Iffraaj’s Mythical Magic Wires the Francois Boutin

Mythical Magic, who acted coltish during the preliminaries before winning his July 28 debut going six furlongs at Ascot last time, had his mind very …

Salt Lake City

Richardson: Rebirth of the Turkish Caliphate — and why it matters

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan making the Rabia gesture to show solidarity with the Muslim Brotherhood (2013) COGwriter Joel Richardson wrote the following: …

Roman Empire

How Mumbai bookseller forced off streets runs business from Chembur home

Mohammed Afzal Anzari at his Chembur home. Pic/Sneha Kharabe<br>Mohammed Afzal Ansari is practically a bloodhound among booksellers, knowing where to …

Roman Empire

You Asked: How Often Should I Shower?

Some people don't feel clean without a long hot shower. But is a daily shower necessary—or even healthy?<p>“I think showering is mostly for aesthetic …

Roman Empire

Comment: It’s time to fix Hadrian’s 'Palestinian' mistake

Christians must help correct historic Syria Palaestina travesty.<p>Two decades ago, on the 900th anniversary of the Crusades, a Christian movement in …

Roman Empire

Archaeologists Confirm Viking Fortress

AARHUS, DENMARK—Archaeologists in Denmark have used advanced remote-sensing technology to confirm the existence of a tenth-century Viking ring …

Roman Empire

Beyond the Wall by Tanya Landman review – brutality and hope in Roman Britain

Chases and cliffhangers abound in an excellent YA novel about a 14-year-old slave girl escaping sexual exploitation<p>What was it like to be a slave in the Roman empire? Pretty grim, according to Tanya Landman’s excellent YA novel set in fourth-century Roman Britain. Well, of course, you might say – …

Roman Empire

This Classics Professor Will Make You Rethink your Game of Thrones Fan Theories

Read six theories on how the story could unfold based on the show's references to the ancient world.

Roman Empire

Why Did Ancient Romans Build So Many Straight Roads?

<b>AncientPages.com –</b> Not everyone may have noticed, but when we look closer we discover that a majority of ancient Roman roads are straight. Some of …

Ancient History

In the future, homebuyers may Hyperloop 'til they qualify

<b>Because it's not about how fast you can get somewhere, it is about how far you can go in a given time.</b><p>Some of the promoters of the Hyperloop like to …

Sustainability

Audiobooks, lit crit, and lofty novels: Dean of libraries shares his reading habits

What does a person who’s surrounded by hundreds of thousands of books—in both print and electronic form—like to read? We asked Daniel Cohen, dean of …

Books

If Mary Beard is right, what's happened to the DNA of Africans from Roman Britain?

There are many reasons why a genetic legacy might not be seen in contemporary populations – Mary Beard was right to defend the BBC’s cartoon<p>If you have been on social media at all for the last couple of weeks, you are likely aware of what may be one of the silliest controversies ever: whether a …

Roman Empire

Mary Beard is right, Roman Britain was multi-ethnic – so why does this upset people so much?

Nil nimium studeo, Caesar, tibi velle placere,<br>nec scire utrum sis albus an ater homo.<p>I’m not overly anxious, Caesar, to please you,<br>Or to know whether …

Roman Empire