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Hawks to Protect Herculaneum from Pigeons

Humans are not the only visitors to the ancient Roman city of Herculaneum. Pigeons have found a goldmine in the tourist hotspot, leaving behind a mess and forcing officials to try a new approach in pest control: hawks.

Roman archaeological find may be part of Nero's palace

When Roman Emperor Nero was deposed, his contemporaries went to great lengths to obliterate his legacy, burying his Domus Aurea (Golden House) with debris. Officials in Rome have revealed a mosaic the size of a large door that suggests that Nero's palace ruins may be remarkably well-preserved under the hill that covers them.

Chariot Race Track Discovered in Colchester

The remains of a Roman chariot track have been discovered under an army barracks in Colchester, England.

Jelling Dragon

The Jelling Dragon is a purveyor of Roman, Viking and other medieval replicas, including swords and weapons, armor, jewelry, leathercraft, eating utensils, and clothing and accessories.

Romans Pioneered Luxury Housing and Shopping Malls

New research in England's Roman city of Bath leads archaeologists to believe that wealthy citizens built homes in luxury clusters and shopped in commercial districts.

Deansway Research Report Documents City's History

The Council of British Archaeology has published Excavations at Deansway, a report documenting the excavations beneath a British shopping center that revealed the city's past from Roman times through the Middle Ages.

Sentence reduced for man convicted in Leicester archaeology case

Raymond Tebble, a man recently convicted of "going equipped for theft" to an archaeological site in southern England, has reported to SCAtoday.net that he is a free man, after winning a court appeal that reduced the penalty to a moderate fine.

Times Online: Amazon Warriors Fought with Roman Army

Archaeologists have identified remains found in a cemetery in Cumbria, England as belonging to two Amazon warriors, proving that women fought with the Roman army.

Leeds Today: Roman Infantryman's Sword Acquired by Royal Armouries

A 2,000-year-old Roman infantry sword "autographed" by its original owner, has been added to the collection of Great Britain's Royal Armouries.

Early Medieval Buildings Discovered in Winchester

An archaeological dig at Northgate House in Winchester, England has unearthed well-preserved remains of several early medieval buildings.

Roman Fort to Become English Heritage Site

The Cumbria County Council has transferred management of the Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall to English Heritage.

Roman "Rest Stops" Captivate Historians

Archaeologists working on a site near Neuss, Germany have discovered the remains of a Roman rest stop, including a service station, restaurant and a hotel.

Site of Greek-Roman Battle Discovered

A Greek farmer recently discovered a stone monument marking the 1st century B.C.E. battle between Mithridates VI and Roman forces.

New Database for Heritage of Bath

A new online database has been developed that lists the collections of various museums, archives and libraries in Bath.

Haaretz: Acre Burial Site Proves to be Roman

A burial site near Acre, once believed to have been a Jewish cemetery, has turned out to be Roman.

Evening Star: Roman Brewery Timbers Displayed in Ipswich

Timbers from a 2nd century Roman brewery have been returned to England and are now on display in an Ipswich museum.

"Treasures of York" Spotlights Gems of Collection

The York Archaeological Trust highlights 150 artifacts from its collection of over 500,000 objects in the Treatures of York.

Roman cosmetic secrets revealed

An archaeological dig at Southwark in London has turned up a tin of Roman face-cosmetic, according to scientists at Bristol University.

Rabbits Threaten Scottish History

Rabbits are threatening Roman historical sites in Scotland by burrowing beneath their foundations.

Rome Comes to HBO

HBO's miniseries on ancient Rome, being filmed now and scheduled to air next fall, is being called "dazzling."

Deutsche Welle: Roman Trier Attracts History Buffs

Trier, the oldest city in Germany, has been called "Roma Secunda", the second Rome, and is full of Roman monuments.

English Elm Imported by Romans

Botanists believe that all English elm trees may be descended from one tree brought to England by the Romans.

Roman Ghosts Sought in York

Ghost-hunters gather around Halloween to seek the spirits of Roman soldiers as part of York, England's fabled "Ghost Tour."

Ocean Erosion Threatens Roman Burial Site

Archaeologists are concerend about the future of a Roman burial site near Maryport in Cumbria which is being battered by the sea.

News & Star: Carlisle Named Top Site by Archaeologists

John Zant of Oxford Archaeology North has declared Carlisle, England "one of top Roman dig sites."

Forest Got the Best of Roman Army

It wasn't barbarians who defeated the armies of Rome in Scotland, but the country's impenetrable forest, according to a new book by Chris Smout.

Did 2nd Century Comet Shake Roman World?

Scientists believe that a field of craters around Lake Chiemsee in southern Germany is the result of a comet striking in earth in the second century.

Cumberland News: 1st Century Roman Armor Preserved in Clay

Hundreds of thousands of metal artifacts, including scale armor, from a Roman fort have been preserved by a layer of clay.

History of Halloween

Aoife's Links this week focus on a very appropriate seasonal topic: the history of the Halloween holiday, which dates back to the ancient Celtic and Roman civilizations.

24 Hour Museum: Roman Bridge Excavations "Spectacular"

"It's really spectacular. It's far more than we could have anticipated," said Margaret Snape of Tyne and Wear Museums about the excavation of what is thought to be the largest stone bridge in Roman Britain.