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CATEGORY: Ancient Rome
The Most Amazing Artifacts Discovered While Building Rome’s Subway
December 19, 2017

It’s hard to build any new subway lines without running into Rome’s ancient history. Read More

The Coolest Historical Discoveries of 2017
December 12, 2017

Here are the 15 most intriguing finds of the year. Read More

How Citrus Fruits Became an Ancient Status Symbol
July 31, 2017

Lemons were a sign of privilege and wealth in ancient Rome. Read More

Italy is Fed Up With Tourists Frolicking In the Trevi Fountain
June 13, 2017

Rome’s mayor has announced new restrictions aimed squarely at tourists behaving badly at the Trevi Fountain, among other ancient waterworks. Read More

Hunt Is On For Caligula’s 2,000-Year-Old Party Boat
April 5, 2017

Emperor Caligula’s 2,000-year-old wild party boat believed to be at the bottom of Lake Nemi in Italy. Read More

Possible Chinese Skeletons Could Rewrite Roman History
September 27, 2016

Scientific examination of bones found in an ancient Roman graveyard suggests that even 2,000 years ago London was attracting visitors from as far away as China. Read More

Ancient Rome’s Darkest Day: The Battle of Cannae
August 2, 2016

Republican Rome was pushed to the brink of collapse on August 2, 216 B.C., when the Carthaginian general Hannibal annihilated at least 50,000 of its legionaries at the Second Punic War’s Battle of Cannae. Read More

Divers Stumble on Treasure Trove in Ancient Roman Shipwreck
May 17, 2016

Two recreational divers recently discovered a stunning collection of artifacts that went down with a Roman cargo ship off the coast of Israel some 1,600 years ago. Read More

Huge Roman Villa Discovered Underneath a Garden in Britain
April 21, 2016

While laying electric cable in his garden, an English homeowner made a stunning find: one of the largest Roman villas ever found in the British Isles. Read More

2,000-Year-Old Roman Pyramid Gets a Makeover
February 4, 2016

Archaeologists hope the Pyramid of Cestius, built in Rome early in the first century B.C., will attract more visitors after an extensive restoration partially funded by a Japanese clothing tycoon. Read More