Classical Roman culture
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-10-21 14:28
What did the Romans do for Scotland? Allan Burnett looks at the Roman legacy in the country from the Battle of Mons Graupius to the 3rd century, including an observation that the idea for the kilt may have come from the Roman toga.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-09-21 16:20
History met science recently when an Italian computer programmer discovered what he believes is the ruins of a Roman villa by studying a map found on "Google Earth."
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2005-09-15 14:26
Dame Aoife offers a bevy of links about large chalk carvings, of which the virility-gifted Cerne Abbas Giant is the most famous, that decorate the hills of England.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-09-13 11:18
Researcher Xie Xiaodong is trying to prove that ancient Romans made it to Northwest China's Gansu Province by comparing DNA evidence to establish a genetic link.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-09-01 18:11
Archaeologists for UNESCO World Heritage are worried that tourist activity at Scotland's Hadrian's Wall has damaged parts of the structure and recommend the restricting of some sections from the public.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-08-25 09:59
SCAdians are known for their scholarship. Those wishing to showcase their skills might be up for a game of Scrabble — in Latin!
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-08-17 07:46
Archaeologists working in Llancynfelyn, near Borth, Wales, have discovered a Roman "industrial estate" which includes a lead smelting operation.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-08-13 10:14
Workers cleaning drains around the Roman Forum have discovered the marble head of Constantine dating from the early 4th century.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-08-09 14:58
Authorities in Cheshire, England are looking for the culprits who seriously beat a man dressed as a Roman gladiator as he walked home from a costume party.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-08-08 11:12
On September 5, 2005 at 9:00 p.m., the History Channel is scheduled to present Rome: Engineering an Empire, a program highlighting the empire's use of engineering skills to build the phenomenal works of construction that we know today.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-07-30 15:33
Hadrian's Wall is scheduled to be the first historic site in a trans-national Heritage Site Network known as "Frontiers of the Roman Empire."
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2005-07-21 16:40
In 2000, archaeologists working on a Roman bath at the site of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii, Italy, were thrilled to discover a wicker basket containing a treasure trove of silver artifacts.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-07-19 22:59
Experts are wondering if a newly-discovered mosaic depicting Bellerophon, mounted on Pegasus stabbing a chimera with a lance is might have been an inspiration for St. George and the dragon.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-07-16 14:46
New evidence points to the English city of Norfolk as being a hub of Celtic resistance against Roman occupation. It may also have been the site of a "lost holocaust".
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-07-16 11:05
Rio Narcea Gold Mines Ltd., a mining company based in Toronto, Canada, is battling archaeologists for the rights to a gold mine which lies beneath a Roman town in Asturias, Spain.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-07-16 08:23
Britain's Channel Four Time Team has opened new trenches at Dinnington, England with hopes of discovering Roman gold.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-07-07 09:34
Dale Gavlak of the Associated Press reports on gladiator games which are being held in the Roman ruins of Jerash, Jordan. The games will feature chariot racing and gladiatorial combat that are sure crowd pleasers.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-07-03 18:03
The 2003 discovery of a large Roman fort near Dinefwr in Carmarthenshire, Wales has experts rewriting the Romans' place in Welsh history.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-06-25 15:38
A Mississippi high school teacher is among the archaeologists working on the excavation of a Roman fort at Halmyris in the delta where the Danube River empties into the Black Sea.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-06-22 12:05
A Roman Roodee, which includes chariot races and gladiator fights, has become a popular feature of Chester, England's Roman Festival. The event takes place June 25-26, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-06-18 12:03
A well-preserved Roman barge has been discovered at the bottom of the Rhine River in the Netherlands. The vessel is the oldest of its type ever discovered in the country.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-06-14 12:22
Ever wonder how our forefathers managed waste disposal? Learn how it was handled throughout the ages on the Plumbing World website.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-06-13 17:07
Archaeologists working on a dig in the Netherlands have discovered 17 ancient Celtic coins. The coins were the first such discovered in the country.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-06-05 15:59
Visitors to the archaeological site at Pompeii can get a firsthand idea of the Roman diet by purchasing kits containing ingredients commonly found on Roman tables.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-05-31 16:14
Visitors to Roman Carlisle received royal treatment, according to new archaeological finds which included the remains of a bathhouse.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-05-28 14:10
The Brooklyn Museum will present an exhibition of 21 Roman mosaics from an ancient synagogue when it hosts Tree of Paradise: Jewish Mosaics from the Roman Empire.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-05-27 13:46
Not just for dorks anymore! New evidence shows that Romans made the wearing of socks with sandals ultra chic!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-05-26 09:11
A team of archaeologists have identified artifacts and wall fragments, discovered during a road construction project, as belonging to a previously unknown section of Hadrian's Wall.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-05-13 11:49
Volumteer archaeologists are welcome at Vindolanda, the Roman fort in Northumberland, England.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-05-09 16:27
Researchers at the Museum of London have re-created a Roman water-lifting machine from artifacts discovered in 2001 beneath London's streets.