Archive - Dec 27, 2003

Scientists Study Colosseum's "Special Effects"

A team of German archaeologists has been excavating the basement of Rome's great Colosseum, including the intricate mechanical wonders which produced the effects for the gladiatorial games.

17th Century Javanese Coins Discovered in Thames

90 copper coins, washed up from London's Thames River, have stumped archaeologists.

Medici Secrets to be Exposed by DNA Testing?

News Telegraph: Researchers are planning to exhume and test the bodies of 50 members of the Medici Family with hopes of some "sensational surprises."