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Category: Ancient Rome

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?

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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?

Herculaneum

Eating As the Romans Ate

Residents of Herculaneum, a Roman city destroyed in 79 A.D., ate such delicacies as sea urchins, figs and dormice, according to a recent analysis of a sewer found on the site.

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Girl Possibly Murdered During Roman Invasion Found in England

Last week, archaeologists in Kent, England, discovered the body of a girl believed to have been killed by Roman soldiers around 50 A.D.

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Gladiator House Crumbles, Hinting at Pompeii’s Uncertain Future

On November 6, 2010, Pompeii’s House of the Gladiators collapsed, highlighting the many challenges of preservation.