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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.

1st Century Roman Horse Ornament Found in Croatia

A small, crescent-shaped ornament designed to be worn by a horse has been discovered near the Croatian city of Drnis.

Plans Proposed to Make Antonine Wall World Heritage Site

Scotland's Antonine Wall, the most northernly reach of the Roman Empire in Britain, is the subject of a campaign to gain World Heritage status for the site.

Lost Stretch of Hadrian's Wall Discovered in Newcastle Garden

Eileen Maas, a Newcastle grandmother, was delighted to learn that her garden wall is a lost section of Hadrian's Wall.

Surrey Online: Roman Treasure Trove Discovered in Surrey

One of the largest caches of Roman coins ever discovered has been found on a farm near Leigh, England.

Chedworth Roman Villa Receives Sandford Award

The Chedworth Roman Villa in Gloucestershire, England has been awarded the prestigious Sandford Award for the excellent quality of its eductional program and administrative management.

Did Spice Make the Ancient World Go Round?

David Rosenthal reviews Spice: The History of a Temptation by Jack Turner, a new book which theorizes that spice brought about the downfall of Rome.

Torlonia Marbles to be open to the public

A collection of more than 600 marble statues and tombs from the Roman period will once again be open to the public.

3rd Century Roman Mosaic Discovered in St. Albans

Archaeologists working on a site in Verulamium Park, St Albans have uncovered a beautiful third century marble mosaic.

Roman Floors Re-Discovered

Two rare 4th century Roman floors, unearthed in 1880 and reburied by workmen, have been re-discovered on the Isle of Wight.

Experts discover archaeological surprise beneath Pompeii

Archaeologists from Basilicata University in Italy are excavating part of the southwestern edge of Pompeii, revealing a civilization that predates even the Romans.

Roman Bridge Studied in Northumberland

A second-century bridge crossing the River Tyne in Corbridge, England, forming part of the Roman "Great North Road," is being studied by archaeologists.

Chesterfield Pub Hides Roman Fort

Deveoplers working at Old Feather's Pub on Lordsmill Street in Chesterfield, England, have discovered evidence of a Roman fort.

Roman Villa Had All the Amenities

Archaeologists are celebrating the discovery of a huge Roman villa near Swindon, England as "one of the most important Roman sites in England."

Independent: London to Essex Roman Road Discovered

Archaeologists have made an important discovery in Essex, England: a large Roman road connecting Essex and London and a whole new Roman town.

Professor hunts Roman pirates

Be very quiet! Florida State professor of anthropology Cheryl Ward is hunting pirates! Roman pirates!

Donations May Help Save the Woodchester Pavement

The Woodchester Pavement, a replica of the Great Orpheus Roman Pavement found at Woodchester Church, is on temporary display at Prinknash Abbey, near Painswick, England. Donation are being solicited to help purchase the pavement for its permanent home.