Posts Tagged ‘roman’

Archaeologists Find Ultra-Rare Roman-Era Wooden Statue in Britain

In a waterlogged ditch in a field near the village of Twyford, Buckinghamshire, a team of experts working for the HS2 archaeological contractor Fusion JV were stunned but delighted to discover an exceptionally rare early Roman-era wooden statue. The Roman-era wooden statue was partially degraded but still a recognizable carved wooden statue of a male […]

Badger Finds Largest Ever Roman Coin Hoard in Northern Spain

A badger desperately hunting for food during the harsh winter of 2021, when Storm Filomena deposited snow across the Iberian Peninsula , has accidentally uncovered a substantial Roman coin hoard in a cave in northern Spain. The cave is located in Berció, a parish in the municipality of Grado in the Spanish province of Asturias, […]

1,898-year-old Roman Military Diploma Gives Citizenship Rights

Archaeologists have found an ancient Roman military diploma dating to 123 AD in Turkey’s ancient city of Perre (modern day Adiyaman). The latest round of excavations, which have been carried out intermittently in this city since 2001, have unearthed a bronze plate with a Latin inscription that translates into a commendation and reward for military […]

Operation Omicron – The Norse And Roman Gods Odin and Kronos

By Nathan Leal | Watchmancry This disclosure will expose the plan of the New World Order Beast, which includes destroying the present world which for them, requires a massive depopulation campaign, to usher in their new age of trans-humanism. If you have not repented, I would suggest that you do, because their New Age Dystopian nightmare has already […]

Roman Fort Used During Conquest of Britain Found in the Netherlands

Between 43 AD and 410 AD, large parts of Britain were under Roman occupation. Part of the Roman empire’s eastwards occupation, these conquered territories had the status of a Roman province. The Guardian reports that archaeologists have recently discovered the remains of a large Roman fort in Velsen in the Netherlands, that they believe was […]

Roman Era ‘Good Shepherd’ Ring Amongst Shipwreck Treasures Found in Israel

Called an ‘exceptional’ find by Robert Kool, head of the authority’s coin department, the Israel Antiques Authority (IAA) announced Wednesday the discovery of remnants of two shipwrecks off the Mediterranean Coast, reports The Jerusalem Post . It has been identified as a Roman-era golden ring, with an early Christian symbol for Jesus inscribed upon its […]

At Last! First Evidence of Roman Crucifixion in Britain Found

The practice of crucifixion was one of the many “innovations” transported from Rome to Britain after the Roman Empire completed its conquest of the British Isles in the first century AD. This has now been firmly established , after archaeologists working in a small village in Cambridgeshire unearthed an ancient skeleton that contained clear and […]

Roman Mosaic Depicting The Illiad Discovered in “Oh Wow Moment”

The accidental discovery of an extraordinary Roman mosaic in a Rutland field that has been described by experts as the “the most exciting Roman mosaic discovery in the UK in the last century,” reports The Guardian . Thrilling the finder and archaeologists alike, the mosaic depicts scenes from Homer’s The Iliad and is the first […]

Rare Iron Roman Cavalry Face Mask Discovered At Hadrianopolis, Turkey

An 1,800 year old Roman soldier’s cavalry face mask has been discovered at a 3rd century AD military site in Turkey. But this site isn’t located in the heart of the Roman empire, but at a far flung outpost in modern Turkey – Hadrianopolis. Researchers from Turkey’s Karabük University discovered the 1,800-year-old iron Roman face […]

Roman Empire’s Eastern-most Aqueduct Found Half Finished in Armenia

“The most easterly arched aqueduct of the Roman Empire” was found in the Hellenistic royal city of Artashat-Artaxata, the large, commercial capital of ancient Armenia between the 2nd century BC and the 2nd century AD. The excavations which took place, under the aegis of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (WWU) Münster and the National Academy of Sciences […]

Huge Roman Silver Hoard Unearthed in Augsburg, Germany

A massive stash of Roman silver dating to the first and second centuries AD has been discovered in the Bavarian city of Augsburg in Germany. The cache, which includes 15 kg (33 pounds) of silver coins, is the largest single ancient Roman silver hoard find in Bavaria. The treasure was discovered by archaeologists digging at […]

Does Roman Infanticide Explain the Mass Infant Burial Discovered in England?

Between 43 AD and 410 AD, huge swathes of Britain were under the control of the Roman Empire and funerary practices were mostly Christian, but also included the practice of Roman infanticide. Although, Roman infanticide has been well documented in Italy and in the Roman province that is Israel today, little evidence of this practice […]

Iran Greco-Roman runners-up at U23 Worlds

TEHRAN – Iran Greco-Roman team finished in second place at the 2021 U23 World Wrestling Championships held in Belgrade, Serbia. Russia won the Greco-Roman team title, thanks to the two gold medals on Wednesday, which propelled them to 190 points. Iran finished second with 155 points, while Georgia ended up on the podium in third […]

Archaeologist Discovers Swiss Roman Battle Site and 2,000-Year-Old Dagger

Sometimes experts can get it wrong. And that is what seems to have happened in the case of a Swiss Roman battle site from 2000 years ago. The new site was found between the towns of Tiefencastel and the Cunter thanks to the persistence of an amateur archaeologist. Using a metal detector, Lucas Schmid, who […]

‘Astounding’ Roman Statues Found Under Medieval Church in Britain

Archaeologists digging at the site of a Norman-era church north of London received quite a surprise recently. Their ongoing excavations unearthed the well-preserved remains of three large Roman statues that must have been buried there for more than 1,000 years. The find included three detached statue heads – of a man, woman, and child – […]

Holding Cell Where Roman Gladiators Awaited Death Found in Britain

A Roman “carcer” is a holding cell for criminals and Roman gladiators awaiting their moment in the amphitheater, where bloodthirsty crowds eagerly anticipated the spectacle of their deaths. One such has recently been excavated at the British coastal town of Richborough, near Sandwich on the Kent coast. Archaeologists believe that the amphitheater was built in […]

Study Proves Statistical Probability of Violent Death for Roman Emperors

In December 2019 Ancient Origins reported that Dr. Joseph Saleh, an aerospace engineer at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States, had published a study in the online journal Nature about the lifespans of the many Roman emperors. According to Phys.org, the 2019 study showed that “of the 69 rulers of the unified […]

Roman Catholic Church abuse in France 

Comparing grotesque crimes against humanity, while trying to work out which are the worst, is a wretched task. Acts of profound evil have implications well beyond their direct victims, so judging their long-term consequences is extremely difficult. What is certain to many in France right now, however, is that efforts to punish one major monotheistic […]

Roman Concrete In Ancient Tomb Reveals Secrets To Its Resilience

Among their many talents, the ancient Romans were pioneers in the art of concrete making and construction. The quality of Roman concrete used to build their aqueducts, tombs, bath houses, piers, amphitheaters, and homes was so good that many of these structures still stand today, defying the expected ravages of time. Scientists seeking to unlock […]

Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Poshtam wins bronze in world championships

TEHRAN – Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Pejman Poshtam claimed a bronze medal at the 2021 World Wrestling Championships on Friday. He defeated Hungarian Laszlo Szabo 4-0 in the 82kg weight category. Earlier in the day, Mohammadali Geraei from Iran had won a bronze medal at the 77kg. The 2021 World Wrestling Championships are being held from […]

Mohammadali Geraei takes bronze at World Greco-Roman Wrestling

TEHRAN – Iran’s Mohammadali Geraei won a bronze medal at the 2021 World Wrestling Championships on Friday. The Greco-Roman wrestler defeated Hungarian wrestler Tamás Lévai 9-0 in the 77kg bronze medal match. The 2021 World Wrestling Championships are being held from Oct.  2 to 10 in Oslo, Norway. Source

1,800-year-old Roman Venus Figurine Found In England Was A Home Deity

A 17-centimeter (6.7 inch) tall Roman Venus figurine has been discovered by archaeologists in the city of Gloucester, England. This 1,800-year-old find has created considerable excitement in the archaeological community. Anthony Beechey of Cotswold Archaeology was quoted by BBC News as saying, “This has been the most exciting find of my career in archaeology so […]

Divers Find Huge 1,500-Year-Old Roman Coin Hoard off The Spanish Coast

Two amateur divers cleaning trash from the seabed of Alicante while holidaying off the coast of Spain have uncovered a cache of 1,500-year-old gold Roman coins. Numbering 53 in total, the gold coins are in a ‘perfect state of conservation’ and are dated to the late 4th and early 5th century. The stash was found […]

Sociae Mimae: Ancient Roman Actresses Doing It For Themselves

When Thespis, a Greek performer, stepped on the stage in 534 BC and became the first known man to speak words as a character in a play or a narrative, he broke the tradition where ancient Greek legends were only expressed in songs, dances and third-person storytelling. However, for hundreds of years after Thespis’ first appearance […]

The Decline and Fall of the Roman… Whoops!… American Empire

Handover ceremony at Camp Anthonic, from US Army to Afghan Special Forces, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 2, 2021. They weren’t kidding when they called Afghanistan the “graveyard of empires.” Indeed, that cemetery has just taken another imperial body. And it wasn’t pretty, was it? Not that anyone should be surprised. Even after 20 years of preparation, […]

Cambridge U. to Install Signs Explaining the ‘Whiteness’ of its Roman and Greek Statues

Cambridge University, which was once considered a prestigious institution of higher learning, has decided it needs to contextualize the “Whiteness” of the statues in its Archaeological Museum. Apparently some students were feeling a little uneasy being surrounded by so much White culture, and the University wants people to know that the statues give a “misleading […]

“Hold Me Or I Will Run!” Roman Slave Collars Came With A Warning

Slavery was a large part of the Roman Empire. Military expansion brought captives, to compliment the material wealth taken back to Rome. And there is strong evidence that these slaves were not always treated kindly. Around 45 examples have survived of “speaking” Roman slave collars. These tools of bondage were inscribed with warnings that the […]

Roman Historian’s Cleopatra’s Pearl Story: Is It Fact or Fiction?

“Cleopatra’s Pearl”  is a story told by the Roman author Pliny the Elder in his famous long-read book  Natural History . According to this tale, the last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt, Cleopatra VII, drank a goblet of vinegar after a priceless pearl was dissolved in it. Pliny claims that this was done by the Egyptian […]

Roman Diets Exposed: Who Ate Best? Elite Roman Men, Or Women?

Archaeologists in Italy have discovered significant ‘dietary gender differences’ in an exclusive pocket of the ancient Roman Empire. Skeletons found at Herculaneum have provided new insights into the Roman diet, and revealed big differences between men and women. This new finding of ‘dietary differences’ was not identified in decomposed food remains. Nor was it scraped […]

Whistling Sling Stones: Psychological Warfare and the Roman Army

1800 years ago, Roman troops carried a very unusual kind of missile weapon for defeating their enemies. Those weapons were “whistling” sling bullets, and new research suggests these were employed as a kind of terror weapon against their barbarian foes. These small, distinctive lead bullets have been uncovered by an archaeological site in Scotland.  The […]

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