Classical Roman culture
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-10-20 16:55
Garum, a pungent, fish-based seasoning, used in Roman cooking is being used to help precisely date the volcanic eruption that buried the city of Pompeii.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-10-20 10:10
Andrew Dixey, Estate Manager for National Museum Wales, has created a Roman garden designed to help visitors understand the life of Romans in Wales. Among the plants brought to the country by the Romans was the garden leek, the unofficial symbol of Wales.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-10-19 15:00
Latin, the language once considered dead and buried, is finding new life in New York's suburbs where middle school students hope to increase test scores, or read Harry Potter's Latin spells by studying the language.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-10-19 11:15
Several months of excavation have unearthed the remains of a second century Roman villa in Budapest, Hungary, thought to be one of the earliest in the country.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-10-07 10:14
The Claude Moore Health Service Library of the University of Virginia has a website with photos of reproductions of surgical instruments excavated from the House of the Surgeon at Pompeii. The reproductions were acquired by the University in 1947.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-10-04 09:19
The remains of a 4th century Roman discovered recently at York University may be "one of the earliest British victims of tuberculosis." Experts believe that cases of TB were rare in the north of England, and the discovery may help researchers learn more about the disease's spread across the country.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-10-03 16:07
Several ancient graves were found recently near Leicestershire, England containing the remains of several humans believed to have been Roman. The graves were found near the Roman Fosse Way.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-09-30 07:02
Over 40 members of the community recently helped to uncover a previously unknown section of Roman road near Minshull Vernon, England. The road would have connected Whitchurch to Middlewich.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-09-26 10:40
A new exhibit on life in a Roman villa is now open at the Complesso di San Nicolo in Ravenna, Italy. Titled Otium: The Art of Living in the Roman House of the Imperial Age, the exhibit includes frescos, mosaics and over 100 household items.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-09-25 05:56
Berlin radio station Kiss FM plans to air its morning show entirely in Latin on September 26, 2008. The show will celebrate the European day of languages.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-09-15 17:03
Archaeologists worked on a site that was previously believed to yield Anglo-Saxon graves have now discovered what appears to be a Roman settlement. The site is near the eastern city of Cleveland, England.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-09-10 10:14
Archaeologists are marveling over the scope of a 2nd century Roman villa revealed recently on the Isle of Wight in England. The Brading Roman Villa is as "big as an Olympic swimming pool," and includes ornate decorations. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-09-07 08:07
The 15th century forced conversion of Vienna's Jews led to the community's expulsion from the city, but now archaeologists have discovered the remains of the walls and foundations of the Viennese Synagogue destroyed in 1421.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-09-06 15:03
Archaeologists working on a burial site near Newcastle, England, have opened a pair of sarcophagi, one containing the remains of a child, and the other the remains of a woman. The site is believed to have been a former chapel near Hadrian's wall dating to the 4th century C.E. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-09-05 10:53
Mihai Fifor, director of Oltenia Muzeum in Romania, believes that archaeologists have discovered a fort which may turn out to be the long sought-after Dacia Malvensis, a Roman regional capital in southern Romania.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-08-27 18:39
The 2,000-year-old skeleton of a Roman greyhound has been donated to a Lincolnshire, England charity shop. The bones were first discovered at the Lawn in Lincoln in 1986, and are believed to date to the Roman era.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-08-24 08:05
Damian Noonan of the Telegraph recently published the "Top 10 links for Romans in Britain," an annotated list of online resources for students of Roman Brittain.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-08-17 11:13
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a Roman spa in Prokuplje in southern Serbia during reconstruction work at a local church. The spa is believed to be of "monumental proportions."
Submitted by palmyratraders on Sun, 2008-08-17 09:30
Palmyra Traders began merchanting in 1993. They specialize in top quality, hard to find merchandise for the medievalist.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-08 08:19
The lifestyles of the rich and famous Romans are being studied through archaeology at Caerwent, Monmouthshire by Channel 4's Time Team. One of the best-preserved Roman towns in Britain includes shops, streets, a temple and a bath.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-07-29 12:29
Archaeologists working on a Roman site near Caerleon, Wales have discovered an extremely rare legionary's ceremonial lance. "I don't know of any of that type in Britain," said Dr Peter Guest. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-07-27 16:22
Classical Studies professor Kelly Olson believes clothing can help modern people understand what was important to people from the past, and has n almost limitless potential for communication and encapsulated cultural anxieties and values.”
Submitted by eithni on Tue, 2008-07-22 09:55
Baroness Eithni ingen Talorgain invites Pennsic War attendees to take part in "Britain before the Domesday," a day of activities celebrating early medieval Britain.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-07-21 06:28
For the next year, the ancient city of Pompeii will exist in a "state of emergency" while Italian experts strive to save the historic ruins which suffer from "lack of investment, mismanagement, litter and looting."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-07-16 16:47
Professors Donald W. Olson and Russell Doescher of Texas State University, along with some of their students, used subtle astronomical clues to recalculate the date of Caesar's invasion of Britain. Their findings have been published in the August 2008 Sky & Telescope magazine.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-07-12 18:06
After 30 years of research, experts in England now believe that they have determined the route of the "lost" Roman road, which stretched between Castleshaw fort near Oldham and Slack fort Outlane, through the Pennines.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-06-23 15:40
Recent excavations at England's Roman fort Vindolanda have revealed impressive structures, exceeding even the officers' quarters, to house the fort's grain supply. The dig also uncovered "a magnificent flagged roadway next to the granaries."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-06-17 11:07
First discovered in the 1970s by Chichester archaeologist Alec Down, the British city's Roman baths are scheduled to re-emerge from beneath the car park under which they were buried 17 years ago. The city hopes they will become the centerpiece of a new museum.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-06-12 18:25
Experience the luxury of a Roman Holiday. A prize will be given for the best Roman or Celto-Roman display and for the best costume.
July, 12, 2008 (Lugh)
St. Columba Episcopal Conference Center
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-06-05 14:18
A beautifully-designed Roman marble plate, inscribed in Greek, has been found in the Bulgarian spa town of Hissar, known in Roman times as Diocletianopolis. The piece has been dated to the 3rd century C.E. (photo)