CATEGORY: Ancient Rome
6 Infamous Sacks of Rome
August 24, 2015

On the anniversary of the Visigoths’ sack of Rome in A.D. 410, take a look back at six of the most damaging raids on the Eternal City. Read More

1,500 Years Later, Killer Animal Elevator Returns to Colosseum
June 16, 2015

A replica of the lift system used to hoist and release deadly wild animals onto the Colosseum’s floor has been unveiled inside Rome’s ancient amphitheater. Read More

Julius Caesar Suffered from Strokes, Not Epilepsy, New Study Says
April 20, 2015

A new examination of Julius Caesar’s health has found that the Roman dictator may have suffered from a series “mini-strokes” rather than epilepsy. Read More

British Police Warn “Nighthawks” to Stay Away From Hadrian’s Wall
February 13, 2015

Authorities say “nighthawking,” or illegal metal detecting, near the ancient Roman fortification known as Hadrian’s Wall is destroying Britain’s national heritage. Read More

Researchers Unlock Key to Reading Damaged Scrolls From Pompeii Disaster
January 22, 2015

New X-ray technology can decipher text from papyrus scrolls buried in the A.D. 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Read More

Shackled Skeletons Unearthed at Roman Necropolis in France
December 8, 2014

Archaeologists discovered a group of shackled skeletons in an ancient Roman burial ground in southwestern France, near the site of long-ago gladiatorial battles. Read More

8 Things You May Not Know About Emperor Claudius
October 12, 2014

Explore eight surprising facts about the life of Rome’s fourth emperor. Read More

8 Things You May Not Know About Augustus
August 19, 2014

Explore eight illuminating facts about the first Roman emperor. Read More

Evidence of Gruesome Ancient Ritual Unearthed in Denmark
July 31, 2014

Danish archeologists have found evidence that the bodies of a vanquished Iron Age army were ritualistically desecrated as part of a grisly religious sacrifice Read More

Roman Ruins in Britain Hailed as “Pompeii of the North”
July 25, 2014

New discoveries at an ancient fort in County Durham offer an 1,800-year-old glimpse into daily life in Roman Britain. Read More