Classical Roman culture
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-02-01 14:25
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2005-01-22 12:05
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-01-19 16:40
The remains of a Roman chariot track have been discovered under an army barracks in Colchester, England.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2005-01-07 13:58
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-01-05 09:18
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-01-04 09:21
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.
Submitted by innocent on Thu, 2004-12-30 22:37
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-12-28 11:44
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-25 11:38
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-25 09:56
An archaeological dig at Northgate House in Winchester, England has unearthed well-preserved remains of several early medieval buildings.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-12-14 21:20
The Cumbria County Council has transferred management of the Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall to English Heritage.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-11 14:57
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-11 11:11
A Greek farmer recently discovered a stone monument marking the 1st century B.C.E. battle between Mithridates VI and Roman forces.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2004-12-10 12:22
A new online database has been developed that lists the collections of various museums, archives and libraries in Bath.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-11-28 17:55
A burial site near Acre, once believed to have been a Jewish cemetery, has turned out to be Roman.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-11-27 15:03
Timbers from a 2nd century Roman brewery have been returned to England and are now on display in an Ipswich museum.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-11-23 15:07
The York Archaeological Trust highlights 150 artifacts from its collection of over 500,000 objects in the Treatures of York.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2004-11-22 07:15
An archaeological dig at Southwark in London has turned up a tin of Roman face-cosmetic, according to scientists at Bristol University.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-11-21 10:31
Rabbits are threatening Roman historical sites in Scotland by burrowing beneath their foundations.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-11-12 08:28
HBO's miniseries on ancient Rome, being filmed now and scheduled to air next fall, is being called "dazzling."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-11-10 09:38
Trier, the oldest city in Germany, has been called "Roma Secunda", the second Rome, and is full of Roman monuments.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-11-07 14:57
Botanists believe that all English elm trees may be descended from one tree brought to England by the Romans.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-11-07 14:56
Ghost-hunters gather around Halloween to seek the spirits of Roman soldiers as part of York, England's fabled "Ghost Tour."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-11-02 15:43
Archaeologists are concerend about the future of a Roman burial site near Maryport in Cumbria which is being battered by the sea.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-10-26 09:44
John Zant of Oxford Archaeology North has declared Carlisle, England "one of top Roman dig sites."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-10-24 17:40
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-10-24 07:26
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-10-21 08:02
Hundreds of thousands of metal artifacts, including scale armor, from a Roman fort have been preserved by a layer of clay.
Submitted by Aoife on Wed, 2004-10-20 08:46
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-10-14 08:34
"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.