Category Archives: Classical Archaeology

Smarthistory: Khan Academy for Social Studies

Khan Academy is popular in math for its brief lectures and interactive modules. However, you can also use it in the Social Studies. Check out Smarthistory, a free multimedia platform for student and teacher of history, archaeology, museum curation, and … Continue reading

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Digital Roman Archaeology

My friend and former Professor Bernie Frischer, Ph.D. has just formally launched his Digital Archaeology Project of Hadrian’s Villa. The Roman Emperor Hadrian built his luxury Villa at Tivoli during the 2nd century CE. The Digital Hadrian’s Villa allows visitors to examine sections … Continue reading

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Explore Life & Death of Pompeii & Herculaneum on your iOS Device Courtesy of the British Museum

The British Museum, in conjunction with its exhibit on Pompeii and Herculaneum, has released an iOS App for the iPhone  ($2.99) and the iPad ($5.99). The application allows users to explores the cities via interactive maps, view objects in high resolution and … Continue reading

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Ancient Pompeii’s Social Media

The Roman city of Pompeii was destroyed and buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE. The preserved city allows archaeologists, historians, and Classicists to examine materials far better preserved than a ‘traditional’ archaeological ruin. The graffiti on … Continue reading

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Famous Roman Shipwreck Off the Coast of Greece Could be Two Ships

The famous Roman shipwreck at Antikythera may in fact be the resting place of two wrecked vessels. The underwater site was discovered in the early 1900s and became quickly famous when nautical archaeologists discovered a device they termed the Antikythera Mechanism, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2012

Today, Archaeology Magazine has rolled out its “Top 10 Discoveries of 2012.” The list includes (in no particular order): Maya Sun God Mask Neanderthal Medicine Chest First Use of Poison Aztec Ritual Burial Caesar’s Gallic Outpost Europe’s Oldest Engraving The … Continue reading

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How Pompeii Perished – Scientific American

Every school child knows the story of Pompeii, the ill-fated city at the base of Mount Vesuvius. Pliny the Younger, an eye witness to the eruption, recorded the terrifying event: You could hear the shrieks of women, the wailing of … Continue reading

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New Research Suggests Carthage Baby Cemetery Not for Sacrificial Victims

One of the infamous characteristics of Ancient Carthage was, according to their Roman enemies, their prolific practice of child sacrifice. Many ancient historians mention the practice, the most colorful by Diodorus Siculus “There was in their city a bronze image of … Continue reading

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Oldest Roman Military Encampment Uncovered in Germany

Archaeologists working in the small German town of Hermeskeil have uncovered what they believe is the oldest Roman Military Encampment in Germany uncovered to date. They believe that the camp was constructed during Julius Caesar’s Gallic Wars and may have played a … Continue reading

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Engineers & Archaeologists Pair up to Examine Roman Coins

At the University of Southamptom, archaeologists and engineers have teamed up to study Roman coin hoards in England. The x-ray equipment they are using can produce thousands of 2D images that are capable of building 3D images. These images allow … Continue reading

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