Every empire has an apex, it also has a breaking point from which it spirals-down into insignificance.
An unexpected archaeological finding confirms devastation at the hand of an ancient tsunami.
Even in science, you can learn a lot of things if you follow the money.
Concrete in some Roman piers is not only still viable today but stronger than it ever was. We’re now beginning to understand why.
They found so many things they’re going to open a museum right in the new metro station.
This infographic beautifully illustrates the sophistication of the ancient city of Rome — a place of innovation, the Silicon Valley of antiquity.
By analyzing telltale chemical signs which marked the environment, like led isotopes, a team of researchers tracked the water quality following the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79.
Authorities sealed off the area and are now investigating possible environmental pollution from the underground lake of acrid oil.
The two largest cities in Italy have taken drastic measures as pollution levels continue to rise and smog builds up.
Stretch above is one of the most interesting maps of the Roman Empire ever made, all carted in detail using modern computational techniques. It shows what the great empire used to look like during its period of maximum expansion under the reign of Septimius Severus, about 211 CE. As you can notice, the Romans’ domain covered much of Europe, from the Atlantic to the Ural Mountains and from modern day Scotland to the Sahara or the Arabian Golf.
Right on the western exterior wall of the Temple of Isis at Shanhur, located just 12 miles north of the famous Luxor, archaeologists have uncovered an ancient stone carving depicting the Roman emperor Claudius dressed as a pharaoh. The scene is the most preserved out of the other 36 original scenes discovered during the 2000-2001 excavation season, after a layer of dirt
Fusing ancient, medieval, renascent and modern influences, the city of Rome is truly relic of time. It’s actually so old, that many construction projects in Rome have to go through a tiresome process before they can even start work, since there’s always the chance some forgotten tomb or catacomb of some sort might lie underneath. If you’re wondering what are the chances of finding a new