History Stories
CATEGORY: Ancient Rome
Inside the Conversion Tactics of the Early Christian Church
March 29, 2018

Hint: It had something to do with miracles. Read More

Julius Caesar’s Forgotten Assassin
March 15, 2018

William Shakespeare might have given Marcus Junius Brutus all the credit, but Caesar's true betrayer was a much closer friend. Read More

Eight Unusual Good Luck Charms
February 8, 2018

Symbols, amulets and other talismans from around the globe. Read More

These Historic Military Parades Turned Heads
February 8, 2018

From ancient Rome to contemporary Paris, the flexing of military muscle is a longstanding tradition. Read More

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