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The Romans – in Ireland

Although the Romans never actually went to ireland, confining themselves to the Big Island (and only making a brief foray into Scotland), it turns out that the Irish occupants did in fact interact with the Romans. A new Irish Archaeological … Continue reading

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The Search for Rome’s “Lost Aqueduct”

This edition of Archaeology Magazine highlights the quest of modern archaeologists and explorers in locating the original source of the famed Aqua Traina – built by the Emperor Trajan in the 1st century CE. Aqueducts were the key to sustaining the large … Continue reading

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Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2011

This month’s Archaeology Magazine highlights the top ten finds of the 2011 Field Season. The list includes: A Viking Boat Burial in Scotland A Neolithic Community in Jordan Open Source Australopithecus in South Africa First Domesticated Dogs in the Czech Republic … Continue reading

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Unique “Winged” Roman Structure Discovered in England

An entirely unique ‘winged’ structure has been discovered by archaeologist working in England, just outside of Norfolk. The building has no parallels in the Roman Empire and is clearly distinct from other structures in the Roman world (both within and … Continue reading

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Elaborate Roman Helmet Displayed After Nine Years of Restoration

An elaborate Roman helmet, after nine years of restoration, finally goes on display at the British Museum. The helmet dates to approximately 43 CE, around the time of the Roman invasion of Britain and supports the idea that the Romans … Continue reading

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Tombs & Trash – Pompeii Saw Trash Pits & Tombs in the Same Place

In ancient Pompeii, it appears that for the Romans, trash and tombs went hand in hand. New discoveries have uncovered dedicated trash pits along side tombs. The ancients were never ones for adequate, effective, or health-conscience means of trash disposal. … Continue reading

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Post-Revolutionary Libya: the Hopes & Risks for Archaeology

The recent uprisings and revolution in Libya has given archaeologists new hope for exploring and conserving the vast historical treasures within the country. Sites, such as the famed Leptis Magna, have largely been ignored and neglected by the Gaddafi regime in … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Ancient Rome’s Buildings (via @Sciam)

Today, Smithsonian Magazine highlights the incredibly engineering know-how of Ancient Rome’s builders. The Romans invented architectural techniques such as the true arch and the dome as well as critical materials, like concrete. While Roman buildings materials are not nearly as … Continue reading

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Archaeologists Find “Lovers” Buried in Roman Cemetery

The burial remains of a man and a woman from Roman times (more than 1,500 years ago) have been uncovered by archaeologists in Central Italy. The find has inspired romantics and archaeologists alike. The couple was buried holding hands and … Continue reading

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More than 60 Pairs of Shoes Found in Roman Scottish Fort

Archaeologists working at a recently discovered Roman fort in Camelon Scotland have uncovered more than 120 leather shoes. The find is remarkable, not only for the fact that it is the best evidence for a Roman presence this far North, but … Continue reading

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