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A 1st century Roman coin depicting Emperor Claudius (Credit: CM Dixon/Print Collector/Getty Images)

8 Things You May Not Know About Emperor Claudius

Explore eight surprising facts about the life of Rome’s fourth emperor.

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8 Things You May Not Know About Augustus

On the 2,000th anniversary of his death, get the facts on the first Roman emperor.

Pierced skull front of one of the bodies discovered near Alken Enge (Credit: Aarhus University)

Evidence of Gruesome Ancient Ritual Unearthed in Denmark

Danish archeologists have found evidence that the bodies of a vanquished Iron Age army were ritualistically desecrated as part of a grisly religious sacrifice

Excavations at the Binchester site (Credit: University of Durham)

Roman Ruins in Britain Hailed as “Pompeii of the North”

New discoveries at an ancient fort in County Durham offer an 1,800-year-old glimpse into daily life in Roman Britain.

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Forum Excavations Reveal Rome’s Advanced Age

Archaeologists working inside the Roman Forum have unearthed evidence that the “Eternal City” may be more than a century older than previously thought.

A skull excavated from a site near London's Liverpool Station in August 2013. (Credit: Andrew Winning/Corbis Images)

Grisly London Discovery May Be Proof of City’s Gladiators

New forensic research on 39 skulls unearthed in London may offer the first proof of Roman-era gladiators in the ancient city.

Virtual simulation image of the sun atop the obelisk with the Altar of Peace in the foreground. (Credit: Indiana University Bloomington)

Mystery of Ancient Roman Sundial Deciphered Using Digital Modeling

A decades-old misconception about two Ancient Roman monuments has been corrected by researchers using 3-D digital simulations and NASA data.

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The Secrets of Ancient Roman Concrete

By analyzing concrete used to build 2,000-year-old Roman structures, a team of scientists may have found a longer-lasting, greener alternative to modern cement.

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History’s Most Famous Literary Hoaxes

Thirty years after the Hitler Diaries were exposed as a fraud, here’s a look back at some of history’s other famous fictions.

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Julius Caesar’s Stabbing Site Identified

Researchers think they’ve unearthed the very spot where conspiring senators assassinated Julius Caesar 2,056 years ago.

Researchers believe the mosaic is typically Roman in design. (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Giant Roman Mosaic Unearthed in Turkey

Archaeologists excavating a remote corner of the Roman empire have uncovered a massive and pristine mosaic.

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Entire Army Sacrificed in Denmark Returns to the Surface

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of more than 200 warriors who were thrown into a Danish lake some 2,000 years ago.

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Sunken Cities

As news breaks that Venice is (still) sinking, explore other cities that have slipped beneath the waves.