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Category: Ancient Rome

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.

Ancient Roman Shipyard

Evidence of Major Ancient Roman Shipyard Found

Located at Portus, which served as imperial Rome’s trading hub, a newly discovered building could have been used for assembling and repairing ships.

Hercules Statue

Headless Hercules Unearthed in Israel

A rare second-century statue of the Greco-Roman hero Hercules was discovered in northern Israel, officials reported yesterday.

Gladiators

Corrupt Roman Gladiators Busted by Cops

Undercover police clad in gladiator garb cracked down Wednesday on mock warriors who pose for tourist photos and have been accused of fraud.

Pantheon

Is Rome’s Pantheon a Giant Sundial?

The Pantheon’s roof opening may have shed light on the building’s entryway on important days of the year, a new study suggests.

Caligula

Caligula Statue Seized From Looters Is Unveiled

A statue thought to depict the notorious emperor Caligula may have led experts to a long-lost imperial palace.

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Gladiator Cries Foul Over Ref’s Blown Call From the Grave

Did a referee’s blown call cost a Roman gladiator his life some 1,800 years ago?