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Time Team Hunts for Roman Treasure

Britain's Channel Four Time Team has opened new trenches at Dinnington, England with hopes of discovering Roman gold.

Gladiator Games Attract Tourists in Jordan

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.

Wales Center of Roman Military Might

The 2003 discovery of a large Roman fort near Dinefwr in Carmarthenshire, Wales has experts rewriting the Romans' place in Welsh history.

Teacher Works to Excavate Roman Fort in Romania

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.

Roodee Highlights Roman Festival

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.

2nd Century Roman Barge Discovered in Rhine

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.

History of Plumbing

Ever wonder how our forefathers managed waste disposal? Learn how it was handled throughout the ages on the Plumbing World website.

Roman/Celtic Coins Found in Netherlands

Archaeologists working on a dig in the Netherlands have discovered 17 ancient Celtic coins. The coins were the first such discovered in the country.

Eat Like a Roman

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.

Carlisle Visitors Received Royal Treatment

Visitors to Roman Carlisle received royal treatment, according to new archaeological finds which included the remains of a bathhouse.

Synagogue Mosaics to be Exhibited

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.

Socks With Sandals?

Not just for dorks anymore! New evidence shows that Romans made the wearing of socks with sandals ultra chic!

New Section of Hadrian's Wall Discovered

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.

Volunteers Donate Time to Vindolanda Excavations

Volumteer archaeologists are welcome at Vindolanda, the Roman fort in Northumberland, England.

Roman water-lifting machine recreated in London

Researchers at the Museum of London have re-created a Roman water-lifting machine from artifacts discovered in 2001 beneath London's streets.

"Beautifully Preserved" Bathhouse Discovered in Colchester

The remains of a "beautifully preserved" room dating to Roman times have been discovered beneath the Sixth Form College in Colchester, England.

Roman rabbit dinner may pinpoint introduction of rabbits to England

The 2000-year-old remains of a butchered rabbit, thought to have been the dinner of a Roman, have led scholars to believe that rabbits were introduced to Britain following the Roman invasion in the year 43 AD.

Mons Graupius Not in Scotland's Grampian

Residents of Scotland's Northeast, known as the Grampian, are up in arms over claims that the famous Roman battle of Mons Graupius did not actually take place in the region.

Roman Treasure Discovered in West Norfolk

Metal detector enthusiast Stephen Brown recently discovered a hoard of 2nd century Roman coins on farmland in West Norfolk, England.

Roman Duct Tape

An article in the recent British Archaeology magazine discusses evidence that Romans had and used duct tape.

Arizona Republic: Teachers Preach Value of Learning Latin

Arizona teachers lobby for the teaching of Latin as a way to expose children to ancient culture, improve test scores and help kids get into college.

Scottish Schoolchildren Strive to Save Antonine Wall

A new campaign to have Scotland's Antonine Wall declared a World Heritage Site is being spearheaded by the country's schoolchildren. The campaign includes an educational pack that teaches about the country's Roman history.

Archaeologist Killed on Site of Roman Dig

An Austrian archaeologist was killed when the pit he was excavating collapsed.

Headless Romans Stump Experts

Archaeologists working on a Roman cemetery in the Mount area of York are baffled at the discovery of 36 decapitated bodies.

Archaeologists Hope to Uncover History of Cologne

A massive archaeological dig has begun in the German city of Cologne, where researchers hope to sift through 100,000 cubic meters of soil in search of the city's past.

New Book Moves Important Battlefield

In his new book, author James Fraser claims that the battle of Mons Graupius, which allowed Rome dominance over all of Britain, occured not in the north of Scotland, but in the south.

Daily Record: Erotic Murals Discovered in Ikea Excavation

The remains of a Roman brothel dating to the 5th century B.C.E. have been discovered during excavation for an Ikea store.

London Times: Roman Coffin Found in London

An early example of a wooden, Roman coffin has been discovered near the River Fleet in London.

Minnesota reporter discovers delights of Pompeii

Chris Welsch, a reporter for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, walks the streets of the city of Pompeii, a city frozen in time by a volcanic erruption.

Gode Cookery featured in upcoming Food Network documentary

The producers of Food Network's "Secret Life Of..." series were so impressed last year with the folks at Gode Cookery, a noted medievalist cooking web site, that they are featuring Gode Cookery in another episode, this time on Roman wine cakes.