Ancient Rome

Swedish Ambassador Admits, We’re “In The Process Of Dismantling Democracy”

<i>‘Holy Roman Empire’ painting from 1510</i><p>Notice the following:<p>October 18, 2017<p>Håkan Juholt, a former leader of the centre-left Social Democrat party and</b> …

Roman Empire

10 of the best attractions in Emilia-Romagna: readers’ travel tips

Fast cars, slow food, hilltop castles and open-air art galleries … Our readers pick their highlights of Emilia-Romagna – classic Italy without the crowds<p>Winning tip: open-air gallery, Dozza<p>On a hilltop between Bologna and Imola is Dozza, a handsome village of classic medieval appearance, with an …

Europe

Ancient Egypt’s rulers mishandled climate disasters. Then the people revolted.

The leaders of ancient Egypt knew a thing or two about natural disasters.<p>Handle a famine or drought badly as pharaoh, and you could have empire-wide revolt on your hands.<p>A new study shows how big a role climate change and natural disasters likely played in sparking such political uprisings. And it …

Climate Change

Pompeii Had Some Intense Rush Hour Traffic Too

What was rush hour traffic like in the ancient city of Pompeii? Turns out, it was probably just as noisy, frustrating and dangerous as it is today.<p>In a new book out this month, Pompeii archaeologist Eric Poehler uncovers the traffic patterns within the ancient Italian city. By examining the small …

Cities

Archaeologists Find Ancient Roman Ruins Underneath Holy Site In Jerusalem

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient Roman theater buried at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, as well as new underground sections of the wall …

Archaeology

Jerusalem’s long-lost ancient Roman theater revealed in Old City excavations

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Ancient History

Was the fall of Rome a biological phenomenon?

Bill Gates is worried. The tech entrepreneur and philanthropist has been using his megaphone to warn us of the catastrophic risk posed by infectious diseases. In the Western world, where mortality from lethal germs has mostly receded into the background, the burden of infectious disease can seem …

History

Book it: four of Britain's best spa hotels for wellness, fitness and total relaxation

Whether you’re ready to relax or raring to get fit, we’ve found a spa right here in the UK with your name on it.<p>Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa, West Sussex<p>Best for… luxe fitness<p><b>The low-down:</b> Beach burn workouts and parkland circuit training, 30-acre Bailiffscourt's two-night Surf and Turf retreat is …

Hotels

Battle of Telamon

Ever since the 4th century BCE, the Gallic tribes of northern Italy clashed with the expanding Roman Republic. In 225 BCE, the Boii forged alliances …

Ancient History

Visiting Jerash in Jordan was a big pleasant surprise

Lovely people, stunning scenery and good infrastructure made the trip a big surprise.One of the biggest surprises was Jerash which is one of the best …

Rome

The Rock Solid History of Concrete

How limestone, rocks, and volcanic ash built the modern world.<p>The story of concrete is so ancient that we don't even know when and where it begins. It is a story of discovery, experimentation, and mystery. Emperors and kings became legends for erecting great concrete structures, some of which are …

Construction

Mapping the reality of the world

How early maps and our own mental maps can shape the design of our physical and digital worlds.<p>We use cartography to guide us daily. We see maps …

Maps

Sir Isaac Newton predicted when the end of the world will come and we don’t have long left

The godfather of physics wrote, in his findings from 1704, the world is set to end on 2060 – exactly 1,260 years after the foundation of the Holy …

Roman Empire

Craig Williams speaks on the power of love

Trinity University’s second Lennox Seminar lecture took place Monday, Oct. 2, in the Fiesta Room from Craig Williams, professor of classics at the …

Roman Empire

Numantia set for release this month

Fancy replaying the war between the Roman Empire and the Celtiberians of Numantia in 154 BC? If the answer to that is yes then you will be pleased to …

Roman Empire

Exploring Serbia’s rich and hidden Roman history

Beneath the streets of Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia, are the ruins of a former capital of the Roman empire - Sirmium.<p>Most of the city, including a hippodrome, still lies beneath the modern metropolis but some remains including a huge imperial palace complex have been excavated.<p>Some historians think as …

Ancient History

Travel in France: Discover Franche-Comté, The Land of Plenty

With two mountain ranges, abundant rivers and a clutch of heritage towns, Franche-Comté has oodles to offer the holidaymaker, and yet many …

France

Lauacrum: just another word for baths? How the terminology of baths may have reflected changes in bathing habits

The word lauacrum has been interpreted in various ways, but has never been the subject of a thorough research.

Medieval

Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 Premiere Recap: When Not in Rome...

Before the Legends of Tomorrow even had a hot second to assess the anachronistic situation they had created in the Season 2 finale, they butted heads …

TV

Saharan and trans-Saharan contacts and trade in the Roman era

The following post offers a brief discussion of Saharan and trans-Saharan contacts in the Roman era along with a distribution map of Roman finds made …

Archaeology

Leicester’s Roman high life

Revealing one of the city’s finest mosaicsOverlooking part of the largest and most intricately decorated mosaic that was discovered inside the …

Archaeology

History quiz – popes and priests

<i>How will you fare in this week's history quiz?</i><p><i>Questions written by Eugene Byrne, author and journalist.</i><p><i>To try your hand at other quizzes, click</i> …

History

“Learn Some F*cking History”

Classics isn’t the only discipline struggling with how to respond to white supremacist appropriation of its field of study. The same conflicts are …

Racism

How to feed an invading army thousands of miles from home

Conquering Romans relied on resources from near and far to sustain their forces against the native tribes in Wales, according to new research by …

Archaeology

Archaeologists Surprisingly Find Western Fortress Wall of Roman Colony Ratiaria in Northwest Bulgaria Has Survived Treasure Hunters' Bulldozers

The western fortress wall of the Ancient Roman city of Ratiaria near Bulgaria’s Danube town of Archar, first found in the 1980s, has now been …

Archaeology

So THIS Is Why Pounds Is Abbreviated to “Lbs”

The word “pounds” does not have the letter L in it. Nor does it have a B. Yet if you see the three letters “lbs” written out, you almost certainly …

Zodiac

Mapping Ancient Rome

In response to:<p><i>Reading the Ruins of Rome</i> from the July 13, 2017 issue<p><i>To the Editors</i>:<p>Andrea Carandini stands out from other scholars who have studied …

Books

‘Bromans’ Contestant Claims To Have The Largest Manhood On Reality Television

British reality hunk Brandon Myers currently stars on the ITV reality competition, Bromans, which sends couples back in time to ancient Rome to …

Ancient History

Thermae Maiores

Legions of Roman soldiers bathed in this ancient spa complex under a Budapest transit station.<p>If you venture a short trip from the glitz of central …

Culture

Domvs Romana

The remains of a 1st-century aristocratic Roman town house featuring beautiful well-preserved mosaics.<p>On the border between Mdina and Rabat in Malta …

Archaeology