Posts Tagged ‘roman’

Large Cache of Roman Artifacts from 100 BC Found on Mediterranean Isle

Archaeologists digging at the Son Catlar stone fortress on the Mediterranean island of Menorca (or Minorca) have unearthed a collection of buried Roman artifacts dating back to the year 100 BC, the University of Alicante in Spain reports . An assortment of military-related items was excavated near the fortress’s entrance gate, which means the Romans […]

Submerged Settlements On Roman Road Discovered In Venice Lagoon

An underwater sonar mapping project by archaeologists in Italy has determined that the bottom of the Venetian Lagoon was once dry land. The team of researchers have confirmed that an ancient Roman road and settlement once thrived in the area some 500 years before Venice was founded in the 5th century. In the 1980s, surveys […]

Submerged Settlements And Roman Road Discovered Under Venice Waters

An underwater sonar mapping project by archaeologists in Italy has determined that the bottom of the Venetian Lagoon was once dry land. The team of researchers have confirmed that an ancient Roman road and settlement once thrived in the area some 500 years before Venice was founded in the 5th century. In the 1980s, surveys […]

Valeria: Thriving Roman Holiday Resort Emerging From Abandoned Ruins

Standing at these Roman ruins in the Spanish province of Cuenca, it’s hard to imagine that Valeria was a bustling Roman city 2,000 years ago. “You have to imagine a visitor entering the city through the gorges, the hanging houses, the nymphaeum, the hills full of buildings,… it must have been impressive,” highlights an article […]

1,500-year-old Visigoth Sarcophagus Found at Roman Villa Site

The Visigoths, the so-called barbaric tribe that would ultimately defeat the Romans and bring down the Roman Empire, were an early Germanic warring people. The course of their wars would ultimately lead them to settle in southern Gaul and then Hispania, from the 5th to the 8th century AD. And now, a Visigoth sarcophagus with […]

Roman Fort Treasure Trove Includes Britain’s Oldest Pistachio Nut

Cataractonium is situated about a mile from the modern-day Catterick village in North Yorkshire, England. Dating to around 70 AD this Roman fort and settlement was discovered when the A1 road was being widened, where the ancient “Dere Street” route crossed the River Swale. In 2018 archaeologists completed their study of the site and logged 400 years of continuous […]

Scientists Track Silver Trade From Trojan War to Roman Republic

A team of French, Australian, and Israeli scientists has collected evidence proving there was an active and thriving silver trade network in the eastern Mediterranean region in the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age (approximately 1200 BC to 400 BC). Participants in this pre-coinage network included civilizations in the southern Levant (modern-day Israel, Jordan, and […]

Roman Sarcophagus Containing Two Skeletons Unearthed in Bath

Bath is the largest city in the county of Somerset and, as the name suggests, it is renowned for its Roman-built baths which were used until the end of Roman rule in Britain in the 5th century AD. The Romans dedicated the Aquae Sulis geo-thermal springs located in Bath to the goddess Sulis, identified as  […]

Oldest Roman Camp of Northern Hispania Found in Portugal

A vast 10,000-man Roman camp has been discovered in northern Portugal. Not only is it one of the biggest ever discovered, but it’s also the oldest ever discovered in northern Hispania (the name of Spain when it was under Roman rule), dating back to 137 BC. Until recently, the oldest known Roman camp in Galicia […]

New Section Of Famous Roman Road ‘Via Domitia’ Discovered In France

Archaeologists at the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP) have discovered a new portion of the Via Domitia (Domitian Way), the ancient Roman road that once linked Spain and Italy via southern France. The discovery of the Roman road section was made prior to laying a hydraulic pipe to secure the water supply […]

Roman Building Found Under Cinema in Verona A “Miniature Pompeii”

Recently, during excavations carried out in Verona, Italy under an abandoned cinema, archaeologists discovered the remains of a second-century Roman building. According to the Superintendency of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape of Verona, Rovigo and Vicenza, the remains are evocative of a “mini Pompeii,” as quoted in The Smithsonian . Pompeii itself had lain undiscovered […]

Archeologists Unearth Largest Roman Basilica Ever Found in Israel—Dated 2,000 Years Old

A massive renovation at the Tel Ashkelon National Park has unveiled the largest Roman basilica in Israel, dating to about 2,000 years ago, which is set to be accessible to the general public once the project is completed. The extensive development work at the park, funded by Nature and Parks Authority alongside Leon Levy Foundation, […]

Roman Law and Its Lasting Influence On the Legal System of Europe

During the creation of the mighty Roman Empire, between 753 BC and 1453 AD, the Romans not only created the political institutions of Roman governance, but they also set up a series of legal principals and procedures. These set out the system of ancient Roman law, which would come to form the foundations of what […]

Roman Slave of Britannia, Shackled, And Thrown In A Ditch To Die

Shackled and tossed into a ditch not far from a proper Roman cemetery in England. This is how one British Roman slave died at the hands of Roman invaders. His body is now speaking of severe mistreatment and the brutalities of enslavement in Roman occupied Britain. We have all had, or have, a boss, family […]

Abducted Belarus journalist Roman Protasevich makes state TV ‘confession’

Belarus journalist Roman Protasevich, who was arrested last month after his plane was forced to land in Minsk, has confessed to plotting anti-government protests in a tearful TV interview that his family say was conducted under duress. In his third public appearance 10 days after he was arrested, Mr Protasevich recanted his previous criticism of […]

Extraordinarily High Number of Roman Decapitations at UK Burial Site

It wouldn’t be unfair to say that the Roman Empire was a vast intercontinental territory. By 117 AD, it included all of Italy, the entire Mediterranean, and much of Europe, including England, Wales and Scotland. At Knobb’s Farm, Somersham, Cambridgeshire, three Roman burial sites have revealed an unusually high number of Roman decapitations, much higher […]

Roman Executions in the Colosseum: The Stories of Laureolus and Androcles

Public order in ancient Rome was a priority for the elite, who contrived a range of gruesome punishments for purportedly serious crimes deserving the death penalty. As a result, a day of fun and games at the Colosseum involved performances of all kinds, including, wait for it, the spectacle of public Roman executions, each more […]

Who is Roman Protasevich, the blogger at the centre of the Belarus plane hijack?

For 170 passengers, the forced landing of flight FR 4978 to Minsk en route from Athens to Vilnius was a major inconvenience. For one passenger, it was rather more significant. “A death sentence is waiting for me here,” Roman Protasevich is reported to have told fellow passengers when they asked him why he was shaking […]

Ancient Roman Baths in Spain Discovered in Pristine Condition

The Battle of Trafalgar, right off the coast from Cape Trafalgar is the site of one of European history’s most famous battles – Napoleon’s fleet, with his Spanish allies, getting routed by the British Royal Navy in 1805. The sand dunes of Cape Trafalgar have recently emerged as the site of the latest Roman baths […]

Volcano-blasted Herculaneum Roman Soldier Tells His Ancient Secrets

Archaeologists in Italy are studying the remains of a Roman soldier who was thrust face-first into the sand at Herculaneum when Mount Vesuvius erupted on October 24th 79 AD. The presence of this particular Roman soldier suggests hundreds of ancient Romans fleeing the eruption of Vesuvius were only minutes away from being rescued on a […]

The Walls of Seville: Roman Defenses With A Very Moorish Upgrade

Over the course of its history, Seville has been surrounded by walls. Starting out in Roman times, they have been continually reformed and rebuilt, expanding as the city grew over time. If you visit Seville you can still see vestiges of these ancient fortifications as you explore the city. The few segments that remain today […]

Spain’s Sagunto Castle: From Iberian Arse To Roman Sagunto and Beyond!

Sagunto Castle is located not far from the city of Valencia, on the east coast of Spain. The parts of Sagunto Castle that are most visible, i.e., its defensive walls, date largely to the Islamic period, with modifications from later times. Nevertheless, the site also contains remains from earlier eras, such as the Roman period. […]

Ryedale Roman Bronze Artifacts Found By Detectorists Head for Auction

A marvelous collection of Roman bronze artifacts that were unearthed in the year 2020 by detectorists in Yorkshire, England, is set to be auctioned next month. The rare Roman bronze collection, includes a bust of Marcus Aurelius , a statuette of Mars and a horse-headed knife handle. If you have the spare cash, you can […]

Super League is over, fans can thank Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich

It only took a few days for the brand-new European Super League to collapse, and its demise can be traced to one man: Russian-Jewish billionaire Roman Abramovich, who owns the British club Chelsea. The Super League, a proposed breakaway league of 12 of the best European soccer clubs, was announced on Sunday to immediate public […]

The Curious Red and Black Inscriptions Found at Spanish Roman Quarry

The Roman quarry of El Mèdol , located in modern-day Tarragona (Tarraco in ancient times) in Catalonia is literally a man-made marvel. This limestone quarry was used by the Romans to build the city center of ancient Tarraco and other major Roman monuments in the area. Virtually, at the center of the Roman quarry lies the […]

Roman Villa Unearthed in Northern Yorkshire is First of its Kind

Excavations at a proposed construction site in suburban Scarborough in northern Yorkshire, England have revealed the remains of a grand and stately Roman villa, which would have been constructed sometime in the first three centuries AD. The site is covered with an expansive complex of buildings, including a large, circular central room with auxiliary chambers […]

Christian Hunting has Begun just like in the times of Roman Emperor Nero, Canada becomes first Demon of Persecution

Home » Injustice, North America, Suppression » Christian Hunting has Begun just like in the times of Roman Emperor Nero, Canada becomes first Demon of Persecution     What you are about to read is in no way shape or form some isolated case or a one time event. This is just the beginning and […]

Ancient Roman Baths and Sanctuaries Found at San Casciano dei Bagni

In the culturally and historically rich province of Tuscany in central Italy there is an old way of blessing someone verbally. It translates into the phrase “…from the warm waters of San Casciano dei Bagni,” in reference to the healing powers of the hot springs in the Tuscany region. San Casciano dei Bagni’s long history […]

Baalbek Reborn: Virtual Tour Brings Roman Temples Back to Life

Baalbek in Lebanon has been known by many names, ruled by many different kings and emperors, and has been under the dominion of many faiths in its long and storied history. Some 2,000 years ago, around 27 BC, when it was known as Heliopolis or “The City of the Sun”, Baalbek served as the premier […]

Did The Roman Empire Reach The Brochs Of Orkney?

Greatly simplified, one of the primary reasons for the decline of the Roman empire was its rapid expansion, and ultimately its vast size became too expensive to manage effectively and it fell to external, as well as internal forces. From its origins in a small Italian city the empire would come to control all of what is […]

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