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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.

Villa of Roman Aristocrat Discovered in Dorset

The large estate of a wealthy Roman named Anicetus has been discovered in Dorset, England.

Saalburg Fort Shows Life in Roman Germany

Visitors to Saalburg's reconstructed Roman fort get a first-hand view of what life was like for a Roman soldier in 3rd century Germany.

Glass Armlets Discovered in East Linton Dig

Fragments of two glass armlets dating to Roman times have been discovered near East Linton, England.

Archaeologists Say Portchester Castle was an "Integral Shipping Post"

Archaeologists from the University of Southampton have traced Portchester Castle's past from Roman times through the Saxon era and into medieval times.

Maine Couple Wed Roman-Style

When Patricia Washburn and William Bradford decided to get married April 22, 2000, they chose a very traditional wedding — traditional for Romans, that is.

Roman Industrial Site Discovered in Wales

Archaeologists working on a timber trackway at Llancynfelyn, near Talybont have discovered the remains of a 3rd century Roman industrial site beneath it.

Border Folks May Claim African Roots

Archaeologists working on Hadrian's wall have found evidence that 500 Moors may have manned the wall in the 3rd century.

Atila's Excellent Roman Adventure

Sal Dunn: Sal Dunn, columnist for Snitch Weekly writes about Atila's romp through the Roman Empire in the 4th century.

New Source for Latin Study Delights British Schoolchildren

The Cambridge Online Latin Project is giving thousands of British schoolchildren the chance to study Latin and making them enjoy the experience.