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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.

Julius Caesar Assassination

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.

Army Sacrifice

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.

Sunken Cities

Sunken Cities

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

Julius Caesar Death

Julius Caesar’s Final Moments: Video

What did the Roman ruler experience after a mob of conspiring senators stabbed him 23 times?

Julius Caesar

All About Leap Day

Find out more about the intriguing history of leap year, as well as some fun facts and famous people with leap day birthdays.

Europe

European Unions Throughout History

As a financial crisis destabilizes the European Union, explore past attempts to unify the continent.

Part of the Isaiah Scroll, the Dead Sea Scrolls’ most complete book of the Hebrew Bible.

Unraveling the Dead Sea Scrolls: Six Fascinating Facts

As some of the Dead Sea Scrolls go online thanks to Google and the Israel Museum, find out more about these ancient religious documents’ significance.