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Archaeologists believe that they have uncovered and identified a large shipyard near the city of Rome. Originally thought to be a simple warehouse, re-examination of the building suggests that it was used to maintain ships. If it in fact it … Continue reading
Archaeologists studying Roman mosaics believe that they have identified a popular eating fish, the Dusky Grouper, has significantly shrunk in size over the centuries. “These representations suggest that groupers were, in ancient times, so large as to be portrayed as … Continue reading
In the wake of the civil unrest in the Libya, the state of its antiquities has been cause for concern for scholars and archaeologists. Due to the current political state, independent reporters and UNESCO investigators cannot travel to the state … Continue reading
I recently posted an article about a recent find of a Roman Gladiatorial School (Ludus) found outside of Austria. Archaeologists have published more information on their findings of the school. The school remains buried, but has been mapped out by … Continue reading
Archaeologists have recently uncovered an amphitheater used to train Gladiators outside of Vienna in Austria. They are describing the find at “sensational” and state that it rivals inside the Ludus Magnus (the “Great School”) of the Colosseum, the largest identified … Continue reading
In spite of a spiking interest in Roman Britain, very little has been explored about Roman Wales. Archaeologists at Cardiff University have recently discovered a port outside of the Roman fortress of Caerion (Isca). Scholars hope that this new finding … Continue reading
Ancient Roman jar riddled with mystery. An ancient clay vessel reconstructed from pieces discovered at a Canadian museum is riddled with tiny holes, leaving archaeologists baffled over what it was used for. The jar, just 16 inches (40 centimeters) tall … Continue reading
From the Dorset Echo: THE buried remains of a Roman child have been uncovered during the construction of the Charles Street development in Dorchester. Stone foundations of Roman houses, painted wall plaster and coins have also been found. Cowlin Construction, … Continue reading
The History Channel has posted an amazing video deconstructing the Colosseum. It’s a very short, less than 2 minute video. If you have any interest in the inner-workings of the Colosseum, check out the video at this link.
In this month’s Numen, a journal of history and religions, recently published the findings of historians who have theorized that the famed Pantheon of Ancient Rome served the purpose of ancient time-keeper. The structure, first built by the Roman Emperor … Continue reading