Classical Roman culture
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-12-13 15:02
Light a candle and greet the new calendar as we host the 30th Anniversary of this wondorous event here in our Shire. Indoor combat aplenty will decide the new champions for the year ahead in both the armored and rapier arenas. We will also have a new Bardic champion chosen during dinner.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-12-08 12:50
Owen Jarus takes a look at Hadrian's Wall in a recent feature story on the Live Science website. The article traces the history of the wall and its importance to the study of Roman life in England.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-12-02 18:30
On December 9, 2012, Webb's Auction House in New Zealand will host an auction of props and set dressings from the Starz television series Spartacus. Online bids will be accepted.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-11-25 17:29
Are you a compassionate person? Are you a person who enjoys practicing your Latin? You can be both on the Free Rice website where every right answer in a Latin language quiz wins 10 grains of rice for the World Food Program.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-11-14 11:43
An eagle-eyed art expert is responsible for the discovery of a 2nd century Roman sarcophagus overgrown with plants in a Dorset, England garden. The "rare and beautifully carved" sarcophagus is expected to sell at auction for UK£50,000. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-11-12 17:54
Over forty years ago, a little ivory cube was discovered in Frocester near Stroud, England. The cube was soon identified as a Roman die, and now, a mystery surrounding it has been solved: The game piece was crafted from elephant ivory. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-11-11 18:07
Construction on a UK£3.6million main between Banwell and Hutton, England is being held up while archaeologists investigate an unearthed Roman cemetery, possibly linked to a villa, containing a huge hoard of artifacts. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-10-18 17:05
Excavations at the Roman town of Venta Icenorum at at Caistor St Edmund, near Norwich, England, are changing minds about life in 5th century Britain. The discovery of an Anglo Saxon building "showed the site was far more complex than first thought, and not solely a Roman settlement."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-10-12 18:10
Most students of Roman history are familiar with Hadrian's Wall in northern Britain, but Roman border walls can be found throughout what was once the Roman Empire. Andrew Curry of National Geographic Magazine has the feature story.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-10-10 15:53
Archaeologists from the Grampus Heritage team are encouraging volunteers to take part in excavations to uncover a Roman bath house at the Derventio site near Papcastle, England. “This is genuinely a once in a lifetime opportunity because I don’t believe you will see something like this again in my lifetime.," said Mark Graham, project manager.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-10-10 08:12
Stracathro Fort near Stirling, Scotland, the world’s most northerly Roman fort, may have been served by a wine bar or pub. Archaeologists woring on the Roman Gas Project discovered a settlement adjacent to the fort including "a large square room – the equivalent of a public bar – and fronted on to a paved area, akin to a modern beer garden."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-10-07 14:29
In 1930, Prof Eric Birley first recorded the pipework for the water supply at the Roman fort Vindolanda in Northumberland, England. Recently his grandson, Dr Andrew Birley, continued the legacy by identifying the spring-head and piping system for the fort.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-09-27 14:43
Poor Sacratus, Constitutus and Memorianus must have had a bad time in Roman Kent, England. Their names were found among 11 others on a lead "curse tablet" discovered recently by the Maidstone Area Archaeological Group.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-09-21 14:00
The Barony of Mordenvale and Oxington Chase invite you to a Toga Tourney on the mid-North NSW coast, approximately 3 hours North of Newcastle. To tie in with the Baronial A&S Roman theme for the second half of the year, this event will give people a chance to wear the clothing they have made, try Roman recipes and generally be stupid in a bed-sheet before the Christmas break up.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-09-20 17:05
"There are some broken jars around the wreck, but we believe that most of the amphorae inside the ship are still sealed and food filled," Lt. Col. Francesco Schilardi about a 2,000-year-old Roman shipwreck found recently off the coast of the Italian city of Genoa.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-09-16 17:22
One of the most famous symbols of Rome is the Capitoline Wolf, a bronze statue depicting a mother wolf suckling Romulus and Remus. But now experts believe the statue was created during the Middle Ages, with parts as late as the 15th century.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-09-11 15:26
The excavation for a new highway in Romania has unearthed a plethora of artifacts - from Greek and Roman coins to a Celtic miniature chariot. Archaeologists have taken control of the site with the goal to preserve the artifacts for the country.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-09-09 17:30
Archaeologists working on the oldest standing building in the Channel Islands, a small Roman fort, are pondering the possible decision to turn the building into a visitor center.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-09-09 07:39
The patrons of the Stockwell Arms, in Colchester, England, probably never dreamed that they were having a pint atop the remains of a 1st century Roman road. The road was revealed recently after reconstruction of the pub.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-09-06 17:17
The 4th century Roman mosaics at the Villa del Casale at the Piazza Armerina in Sicily are considered “the finest in situ in the Roman world.” Now the newly-restored stone tiles are again open to the public. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-09-05 20:53
Excavations for a housing development in Great Ellingham, Norfolk, England have uncovered a large cemetery dating to Roman times. The 85 graves are thought to belong to a rural settlement.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-09-03 16:44
Ongoing excavations at the Silchester Roman Town in Hampshire, England show that Roman citizens in the area seasoned their food with spices imported from the Mediterranean, and enjoyed foods such as olives, celery and dill, native to warmer climes.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-09-02 11:17
The Roman heritage of the Balkans is about to get a boost with an EU-funded renovation project of the Roman fortress Sexaginta Prista near the city of Ruse, Bulgaria.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-09-01 07:15
In 1996, archaeologists began the investigation of Whitehall Farm in Northamptonshire, England, and were pleased to find coins and pottery buried beneath the farmland. Now, in 2012, the Whitehall Farm Roman Villa and Landscape Project has been completed. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-08-31 06:54
Archaeologists believe that there had been continuous occupation of the area around Ewell Village in England since the 4th Century. Now a three-week dig hopes to uncover evidence of a Roman settlement along the road which ran from Chichester to London. (video)
Submitted by MasterArk on Tue, 2012-08-07 15:13
Master Ark has been creating authentic Medieval jewelry for over 25 years. His cloak clasps, pennanular brooches, fibulas, Thor's hammers, brooches, and pendants are worn throughout the Known World.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-08-01 15:40
Israel Antiquities Authority deputy director Uzi Dahari reports that vandals, possibly ultra-Orthodox Jews, have damaged a rare 5th century mosaic in a synagogue in the northern Israeli city of Tiberias.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-07-21 13:36
For over 1,000 years, a farmland estate in the northeastern Sicilian village of Torrenova was in constant use, according to archaeologists from the University of Vienna. The land is believed to have hosted a Roman villa in late antiquity and a monastery throughout the Middle Ages. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-07-07 18:53
A recent discovery may prove that the Roman Empire was more influential than previously believed. Three Roman glass beads have been unearthed in a 5th century Utsukushi burial mound in Nagaoka, Japan. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-06-30 12:17
In a new documentary, filmmaker and historian Michael Wood compares the economic gloom and social unrest of modern Europe with conditions in the western world at the beginning of the Dark Ages.