Roman Empire

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 …

Imperialism

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

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 Hanukkah menorah found in northern Israel

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

Archaeology

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

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

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 …

Imperialism

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 …

Imperialism

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

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

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

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)

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

More than 1,000 ancient sealings discovered - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News

Classical scholars from the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” of the University of Münster discovered a large number of sealings in …

Archaeology

Protecting roman empire fortlets frontiers and quest post conquest security | Classical archaeology

The Roman army enjoys an enviable reputation as an instrument of waging war, but as the modern world reminds us, an enduring victory requires far …

Archaeology

Despite Dire State Department Warnings, It is Safe to Travel to Lebanon

The sun assaulted me at Baalbeck ruins in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. Brilliant blue skies were perfect for viewing this world’s largest Roman temple, …

Travel

Gangs of Rome Available To Order From Warlord Games

The Roman Empire has been around for hundreds of years. However, the glory of the empire has faded. Now, noble houses hire the toughest citizens they …

Brutal

Is This Santa's Pelvic Bone? Why Scientists Think It Just Might Be

St. Nicholas of Myra was known to be both wealthy and very generous, traits that inspired the story of Santa Claus.<p>St. Nicholas and relic believed to …

Santa Claus

King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Archaeological Society celebrate 50 years

Lynn and West Norfolk Archaeological Society celebrated 50 years by holding a conference with the theme of women’s voices across time.

History

Foot thick giant Bible gifted to the Pope more than 1,300 years ago is returning to Britain

A giant Bible is returning to Britain after more than 1,300 years to go on display, alongside the oldest surviving will written by a woman, in an …

Archaeology

Britain should finally admit that the sun has set on empire

The irony is that as Britain’s global role and influence shrinks ever further, there has been an upsurge of nationalist sentiment<p>However, the …

Business (South Africa)

How to explore the ancient city of Nora on a Mediterranean cruise

By on2017/11/30 in Cruise excursions, Destinations, Europe, Italy<p>On a spring visit to Sardinia, Italy, it’s tempting to look for <b>boomer travel</b> …

Europe

Who needs an osteologist? (Installment 46)

Spoiler alert: this episode of "Who needs an osteologist?" has a special twist at the end.<p>This weekend, archaeologist Steph Evelyn-Wright posted the …

Imperialism

Exploring the Roman Aqueduct of Segovia

It is the classic view of Segovia. The spectacular Roman aqueduct that dominates the town and reaches out towards the mountains. Visitors clamber to …

Imperialism

First Evidence of Julius Caesar's Invasion of Britain Could Rewrite History of the Roman Empire

Despite the fact that historians have widely accepted the fact that Julius Caesar led a Roman invasion of Britain in the year 55 B.C., any physical …

Archaeology

Ruins of the Ancient City-State of Salamis in Cyprus

On the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, these Corinthian columns mark the site of the ancient city-state of Salamis. Believed to have been founded in …

Archaeology

A Floating Church Will Soon Navigate London's Canals

The structure will be able to wind its way through London’s canals to reach more of the community<p>From the early basilical churches of the Roman Empire to the still-unfinished Sagrada Família, there aren’t many facets of Christian architecture that haven’t been sufficiently perfected over the past …

Barcelona

Only a fool would think they found the tomb of Jesus

Perhaps the only good result of the dissolution of Scienceblogs is that I’m no longer even distantly associated with National Geographic. I say this …

Archaeology