Classical Roman culture
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-01-23 14:38
An essay from a recent issue of British Archaeology suggests that the city of London was built as a military base by the captured Iceni tribesmen of rebel Queen Boudica, who were then executed. Author Dominic Perring bases his theory on the discovery of hundreds of skulls of young males.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-01-22 09:02
Archaeologist Neil Holbrook, chief executive at Cotswold Archaeology, called the discovery of an 1,800-year-old enamelled cockerel figurine in the grave of a child a "most spectacular" find. The figurine is believed to have religious significance. (photo)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2012-01-16 13:20
A Roman helmet found in Leicestershire, England is going on display after a 10 year restoration effort. The elaborate helmet dates to the 1st century CE.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-01-14 15:02
Curators at the British Museum are happy to accept a collection of "over 3,000 objects including coinage, jewellery, furniture fittings and pottery vessels" thrown in the River Tees at Piercebridge in Roman times as gifts to the gods. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-01-12 22:02
Curators at the Historical Museum of the Palatinate in Speyer, Germany know they have a well-aged wine, but are unwilling to crack open the bottle for a taste. The vintage in question is a 4th century wine found in a Roman grave, which has stood in the same spot in the museum for 100 years.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-01-07 20:56
The British Museum has given a Roman ring, found on Cefn Brithdir in Wales, to the Winding House Museum at New Tredegar for permanent display. The ring was discovered by a metal detectorist. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-12-17 18:40
A team from the Guernsey Museums and the Alderney Society in England has identified a Roman fort concealed in a ruin called the Nunnery. The site is believed to be one of the "best-preserved Roman military structures in the world."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-12-12 17:52
Neil Holbrook, chief executive at Cotswold Archaeology, said he "can't underestimate the potential significance" of the discovery of more than 40 graves, dating to early Roman times, in Cirencester, England.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-12-07 18:24
Experts working on the Roman baths in Bath, England, hope that drilling a new borehole will save the hot springs used by the Romans from a geyser that could drain the historic baths.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-12-01 18:46
ROMAN ARMOR WORKSHOP in Lyondomere DEC 3, 2011 10am-6pm near S La Tijera and W Manchester
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-11-24 14:29
A team of archaeologists led by Grampus Heritage has applied for UK£200,000 in funding from the Heritage Lottery for a three-year project to escavate Roman remains at Cockermouth and Papcastle in West Cumbria, England where a building thought to be a Roman bath was recently discovered.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2011-11-17 16:42
Over two thousand years ago, a Roman ship sank off the coast of Italy, near the island of Elba. Among the items on the ship was an ancient medical kit containing a mortar and pestle set, medicine spatulas, and pills and tablets that are surprisingly similar to our modern ones.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-11-16 21:11
One of the largest caches of Roman shoes and sandals ever found in Scotland was discovered recently in Camelon, Scotland when workers at a supermarket construction site unearthed the footwear.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-11-16 10:42
Writer Chris Rowe, winner of a recent Just Back article-writing contest for the travel page of the Telegraph, chronicles a summer-school visit to Vindolanda, the famous Roman fort near Hadrian's Wall in the north of England.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-11-12 18:19
Experts have discovered a huge building near the center of the complex at the ancient port of Rome which they believe was used for the maintenance of ships. If correct, the building would be part of the Roman Imperial shipyard, the "largest of its kind in Italy or the Mediterranean."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-11-06 00:49
Builders of a new office block in the Southwark district of London will not see their dreams realized until they have determined what to do with the remains of a Roman bath house, complete with cold plunge bath and hypocaust heating system. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-10-31 17:43
The site of the new visitor center at Bannockburn, Scotland may hold more history than just the battlefield. Archaeologists are looking for evidence of a Roman road which is believed to have run through the site.
Submitted by Thomas MacFinn on Tue, 2011-10-25 10:48
Foxknife Armory produces carved rattan wasters which are designed to more closely resemble period swords than round batons of flat rattan planks. Thomas has a wide variety of eras and cultures represented and has recently (late 2011) started adding hardware to compliment his blades.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-10-13 13:01
Hadrian's Wall Heritage is hoping to attract an investor with the funds to construct a new visitor center at the Bowness House Farm in Bowness-on-Solway, England, the eastern end of the 84-mile (135km) Hadrian's Wall trail.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-10-12 13:25
An archaeological team from the Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot (SERF) project has proven the existance of trade between the Romans and the Picts with the discovery of an Iron Age broch containing trade items.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-10-12 06:18
A team of archaeologists has discovered the remains of a Roman amphitheatre, on par with the Colosseum in Rome, near Vienna, Austria. The site, they believe, was also a training school for gladiators.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-10-06 17:35
The Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire has declared a festival, celebrating the the pageantry and glory of the great Empire of Old! Join the Shire-March of the Grimfells as we host this weekend of feasting, games, competitions, and fun!
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-09-16 16:57
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a Roman port near Newport, Wales, only the second of such ports known from Roman Britain. Excavation has revealed the main quay wall, as well as the landing stages and wharves.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-09-15 13:40
It's not just about togas anymore. New evidence shows that "the Romans had a surprisingly advanced textile industry -- and possibly a luxury fashion addiction," with garments that included paenulas and laenas of wool, leather or felt.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-09-14 15:23
As a little girl, Rose Ferraby listened to stories about a Roman amphitheatre near the village of Aldborough in northern England. Now her attention to his tale has paid off with the discovery of England's "lost" Roman cultural center.
Submitted by Comyn on Fri, 2011-09-09 17:39
Re-enacting can be a lot of fun, but it can also be lucrative if you happen to live near the Colosseum or other prominent Roman tourist attractions. Unfortunately, not all of the costumed characters are upstanding in their dealings.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2011-09-08 07:34
A white spot on an aerial photograph has led researchers to a well preserved Roman gladiator school in Austria. The site has been mapped out in detail using ground penetrating radar.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-09-07 17:12
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers free online courses under its MITOpenCourseWare program. Among the many subjects offered is history.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-09-07 13:57
Dr. Will Bowden, associate professor of Roman archaeology at the University of Nottingham, has begun a new dig at he site of Venta Icenorum at Caistor St Edmund, this time in search of a Roman forum and an Anglo-Saxon town.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-09-07 10:06
Canadian experts are stumped after reconstructing a 3rd century Roman jar "riddled with tiny holes." The jar is part of the collection of the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. (photo)