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As a financial crisis destabilizes the European Union, explore past attempts to unify the continent.
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.
Located at Portus, which served as imperial Rome’s trading hub, a newly discovered building could have been used for assembling and repairing ships.
A rare second-century statue of the Greco-Roman hero Hercules was discovered in northern Israel, officials reported yesterday.
Undercover police clad in gladiator garb cracked down Wednesday on mock warriors who pose for tourist photos and have been accused of fraud.
The Pantheon’s roof opening may have shed light on the building’s entryway on important days of the year, a new study suggests.
A statue thought to depict the notorious emperor Caligula may have led experts to a long-lost imperial palace.
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