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Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-06-05 15:59
Visitors to the archaeological site at Pompeii can get a firsthand idea of the Roman diet by purchasing kits containing ingredients commonly found on Roman tables.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-03-04 15:26
The Faculty of Media Studies and the Department of Sociology and Communications of Rome's La Sapienza is celebrating the 700th anniversary of the university.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-02-26 20:35
Researchers are hoping that DNA tests will confirm the identity of Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold, privateer, explorer and namer of Cape Cod.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-24 18:29
The restoration of a renaissance painting, "The Adoration of the Christ Child," may have solved a mystery by revealing a fingerprint and stylistic touches that could tie the work to Leonardo Da Vinci.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2005-02-22 17:06
Lacking a male heir, the Japanese government is creating a new law to allow a woman to succeed to the Imperial throne for the first time in two centuries.
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, 2004-12-15 16:03
DNA tests have shown the remains of a 2,000-year-old warrior in an Iranian tomb are those of a woman.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-09-27 14:04
The remains of a crewman of Oliver Cromwell's ship, discovered off the coast of Scotland, show that the sailor "had the body of a trapeze artist" and probably worked in the rigging.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2004-08-01 15:06
Archaeologists from Basilicata University in Italy are excavating part of the southwestern edge of Pompeii, revealing a civilization that predates even the Romans.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-07-18 08:04
Shish, a London restaurant, is offering free DNA tests in an effort to identify descendents of Genghis Khan. Those whose DNA matches receive a free meal.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2004-07-09 14:20
The main attraction of the Leonardiano Museum, in Vinci, Italy, is a model of a self-propelled vehicle based on a drawing that Leonardo da Vinci created in 1478.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-03-24 16:01
A new medieval thriller, starring Paul Bettany and Willem Dafoe, brings the 14th century alive through painstaking recreation which includes cold castles and the Black Plague.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-03-02 23:35
Some linguistic experts are less than thrilled with the historical accuracy of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-12-10 21:55
As many as 200 previously unknown verses attributed to the Greek playwright Menander have been re-discovered in a manuscript in the Vatican Library.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2003-12-08 14:55
New scholarly research on a burial box, purported to be that of James, brother of Jesus, says it is too early to call the box a fake.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-11-04 22:32
A Roman barge, used to deliver stone for fortifications, has been discovered in Woerden in the Netherlands.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2003-09-28 06:15
For some time, researchers have wanted to test the DNA of remains in the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Now it looks like they will finally get their chance.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-09-19 18:28
A dugout canoe dating from around 1,000 years ago has been taken from Royraas Lake in southern Norway.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2003-07-09 12:17
"This is the tomb of Zachariah, martyr, very pious priest, father of John," says the Greek inscription on a funerary monument at the foot of the Mount of Olives. The inscription likely dates to several centuries after Zachariah's death, and was probably put there by Byzantine Christians.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2003-06-23 18:49
Worshippers and partiers alike flocked to Stonehenge Saturday to celebrate the summer solstice - the longest day of the year.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-06-13 23:00
DNA testing is being used to try to determine whether a tomb in Seville, Spain contains the actual remains of Christopher Columbus.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2003-05-22 14:28
City planners hope that underwater barriers will hold back the Adriatic Sea from pounding the historic city of Venice, Italy.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-05-20 17:04
Dutch archaeologists have unearthed a Roman military transport ship from the mud along the banks of the Rhine River in the Netherlands.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-02-11 15:58
Researchers at Stonehenge studying the enamel of the tooth of an archer may have found a Swiss connection.
Submitted by Katarina on Thu, 2003-01-09 19:48
La Sabranenque restoration projects in France and Italy allow volunteers to help with the preservation of period rural architecture in southern France.