601 CE and Earlier
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-12-24 08:26
Over 200 objects, including a 1st century 'collapsible' gold crown, on loan from the National Museum of Afghanistan, will go on display for the first time at the British Museum. The traveling exhibit, Afghanistan: Crossroads Of The Ancient World, will be in London March 3 to July 3 2011. (photos)
Submitted by Genevieve la fl... on Mon, 2010-12-20 13:10
At Yule Ball in the first week of December, their Majesties Ulfr and Caoimhe called their noble Order of the Laurel to attend them, and seek out the next suitable candidate to be invited to vigil.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-12-18 15:34
A new study suggests that the massive "bluestones" at Stonehenge may have been moved into place with the help of ball bearings.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-12-18 12:42
In the 1990's, archaeologists were surprised to discover evidence of early western settlers in a remote town in China's Yongchang County on the edge of the Gobi desert, including a Roman style fort and nearby residents with blonde hair and green eyes.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-12-13 21:56
The remains of the "busy metropolis of Londinium" may lie beneath half a meter of the Duke of Northumberland's Syon Park, the proposed site of a lixury hotel. The Roman landscape was discovered by archaeologists before hotel construction began.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-12-06 12:18
If they had had them, the Romans would have used them -- cell phones, that is. Now a group of British schoolchildren will have the chance to follow the "hopes, fears and experiences of a fictional 26-year-old Roman soldier called Marcus" on Twitter.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-12-04 19:50
Archaeologists are still debating the meaning of the burial of 46 decapitated men in a Roman cemetery in northern England. The remains, most of which originiated from far-flung localities, were buried with honor in a prestigious cemetery.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-11-20 22:14
Residents of Musselburgh, Scotland may have to wait a little longer for their health care while city officials and archaeologists decide how to proceed with the excavation of "human remains, the bones of horses and weapons and culinary tools" dating to the Roman era.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-11-14 09:09
Sycamore trees are the culprits in damage done to the historic Roman wall in St. Albans, England. Built in the 3rd century, the wall is what remains of a five metres high and three metres wide wall, circling the city, with a walkway on top. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-11-10 21:25
Glass was a common commodity in Roman Britain until the 3rd and 4th centuries C.E. when a shortage of raw glass forced recycling. A new study of Roman clear glass appears in the Journal of Archaeological Science.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-11-10 10:43
Thanks to several major gifts, the Israel Antiquities Authority plans to digitize the entire Dead Sea Scrolls collection and "make the images freely available and accessible to anyone anywhere in the world on the internet."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-11-05 11:42
Russian archaeologist Andrey Belinskiy believes he has discovered a "Caucasian Stonehenge" built by a Bronze Age civilization around 1600 BCE. The well-preserved ruins are located in the North Caucasus mountains.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-10-28 19:05
"The main trouble is getting it through the door," said Nick Barnfield, project conservator with Cliveden Conservation, about the removal of the Berryfield mosaic at Colchester Castle, once the dining room floor of a 2nd century Roman townhouse.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-10-23 15:51
A group of experts from Berlin Technical University's Department for Geodesy and Geoinformation Science have cracked a 2nd century map of Germany created by Ptolemy, re-dating many of the country's cities by 1,000 years.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-10-20 13:36
A team of volunteer archaeologists has discovered a rare Roman waterwheel dating to the first or second century C.E. near Cockermouth, an ancient market town in Cumbria, England. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-10-19 14:57
On August 24, 410, Imperial Rome was sacked by an invading force of Visigoths from northern Europe, an event that has been compared with September 11, 2001 in the United States.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-10-14 19:21
21-year-old metal detectorist Danny Mills delighted local archaeologists when he discovered an extremely rare 1st - 3rd century Roman lantern near Sudbury, England. The bronze lantern is believed to be the only one of its kind in Britain. (photo)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2010-10-07 16:43
10 chess pieces dating to the 3rd century have been found in a tomb in Pingshan, China.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-10-01 11:37
The astronomical sponsorship deals amassed by modern athletes are dwarfed by prize money earned by an illiterate Roman charioteer named Gaius Appuleius Diocles, according to University of Pennsylvania classical studies professor Peter Struck.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-09-30 16:39
A two-room winery, dating from the time of the Byzantine Emperors Anastasius I (491-518 CE), and Justinian I (527-565 CE), has been discovered at the Byzantine fortress near the town of Byala on the Black Sea.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-09-25 15:07
Bidders, get your checkbooks ready... A late first century Roman helmet is scheduled to be auctioned October 7, 2010 by Christie's Auction House. Predicted cost: US$242,000 to $363,000. (photo)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2010-09-23 07:39
A geneticist has analyzed some Roman pills found in a shipwreck off Italy 20 years ago. The pills date to the 2nd century BCE and were found inside a wooden medical kit.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-09-21 17:09
Archaeologists excavating a derelict pub in Caistor, England say they have a "significant" find with the discovery of a 4th century Roman cemetery containing over forty bodies. Orientation and lack of grave goods leads experts to believe the burials were Christian.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2010-09-21 14:21
Archaeologists are trying to discover the exact purpose of an oak timber road found in the Bord na Móna bog in Tipperary, Ireland.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-09-19 15:27
A small fleet of trading vessels, dating from the 5th-7th centuries, has been found off the coast of the Italian island of Zannone. Evidence of the ships' cargoes was also discovered.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2010-09-17 14:50
An intact Roman lantern has been found in a farm field in Sudbury, Suffolk, England. The lantern is made of bronze and dates to between the 1st and 3rd centuy CE.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-09-14 15:07
Archaeologists working on a dig in North Yorkshire, England have discovered a Roman industrial estate believed to have been used by the Ninth Hispanic legion.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-09-12 21:16
Terry Jones, of Monty Python fame, takes on the persona of Roman gladiator to learn about training from the experts. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-09-12 13:12
When it was built in the 2nd century, Lullingstone villa was the height of luxury for its owner, Publius Helvius Pertinax, a former Roman Emperor and Governor of Britain. Now the site is one of the best examples of Roman villas in the country. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-09-11 14:36
The construction of a new metro line in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, has unearthed some marvels including major sections of Serdica, the Roman city and vacation site for Constantine the Great.