A grape variety used to produce wine today can be traced back 900 years to an ancestral plant

Who doesn’t love a glass of wine?

Roman fish salting workshops reveal two whale species lost from the Mediterranean

The discovery stands to change our understanding of the Roman fishing industry and the history of two endangered whale species.

The Antonine Wall was adorned with brightly-colored, grisly propaganda to keep Scottish tribes at bay

The best fight is one you can paint your way out of.

How seawater helped the Romans make sturdy concrete like no one else

Concrete in some Roman piers is not only still viable today but stronger than it ever was. We’re now beginning to understand why.

Learn how to bake ancient bread from this 2,000-year-old Roman recipe

In AD 79, a baker prepared a loaf in the Roman city of Pompeii.

Amazing inventions lost through time

Science has progressed amazingly in recent years, but a handful of spectacular inventions have remained lost to knowledge.

What the villa of a wealthy roman from Pompeii looked like before it was buried by ash

The epitome of Roman class — before all hell broke loose.

Ancient Chinese skeletons found in London could hint at unknown ancient community and trade

Archaeologists are still divided on what the finding actually means.

Israeli archaeologists uncover roman-period glass factory underpinning trade throughout the empire

Israel Antiques Authority (IAA) archaeologists have uncovered the ruins of a 1,600 year-old complex of glass kilns in the Jezreel Valley. Their size indicates that Israel was one of the most important glass manufacturing center in the ancient world, says Dr. Yael Gorin-Rosen, IAA’s Glass Department head curator.

3,000 jars of ancient Roman fish sauce discovered in shipwreck

Archaeologists working off the coast of Italy have found a Roman shipwreck containing three thousand fish sauce vessels.

2,000 Year Old Cat Pawprint Found in Roman Tile

Society has changed a lot in 2,000 years, but you know what hasn’t really changed? Cats. Cats don’t really care about much today, and they didn’t really care about much 2,000 years ago – and now archaeologists have evidence of that. Paw prints made by a cat 2,000 years ago have been found on a Roman roof tile. The tile

Roman Gladiators were mostly Vegetarian, Drank Sports Drinks from Bone and Ashes

Roman gladiators Рsome of the most feared warriors in history were mostly vegetarian, a new anthropological study has shown. Gladiators fought to entertain audiences in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire in violent confrontations; they fought each other, wild animals, and convicted criminals. Some gladiators were volunteers who risked not only their social standing, but also their lives, but most of

Berkeley develops new, earth-friendly way to create concrete – inspired from the Romans

In a quest to make concrete not only more durable but also more sustainable, a group of geologists and engineers have found inspiration in the ancient Romans – whose imposing buildings have passed the test of time, surviving two millennia. Geology and the Romans Using classic microscopy, as well as the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley

Buried soldiers may be the victims of ancient chemical warfare

Whenever you hear about chemical warfare, modern times come to mind; if someone were to ask you when chemical warfare did its first victims, what would you say ? The 20th century, maybe late 19th ? Probably something like this. After all, it would be almost impossible to consider something like this 2000 years ago – or would it ?