Some of the oak planks unearthed in the foundations of the portico. These planks are an example of those used for building Rome.      Source: Soprintendenza Speciale Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio di Roma, Italy
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 02:21

An analysis of some 2000-year-old planks of wood has provided amazing insights into the Roman Empire. Experts have been able to establish that timber found in the heart of Ancient Rome was imported from abroad.

The stunning conserved warrior shield found at the site in Pocklington.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 22:57

Conservation experts have been able to restore a stunning shield that is 2,200 years old. The artifact belonged to a Celtic warrior who was buried in a chariot burial in the north of England.

Viking migrants in Ireland. Source: Jürgen Hamann / Adobe Stock.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 18:16

A new study could re-write the history of Ireland in the Middle Ages. It shows that the Irish population was in serious decline until the coming of the Vikings. 

Artist's representation of a scene during the Justinianic plague.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 17:34

Researchers say that claims of the Justinianic plague as a “mass killer” are wrong.

Evidence of a secret society lodge found in Pompeii. Here Apollo temple.        Source: Boris Stroujko / Adobe Stock
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 14:05

Stone and tile diagrams in an ancient Pompeii building have been linked to Roman surveyors and their sophisticated measuring tools and highly guarded secret craft.

The rape of Persephone. Source: Mattes / Public Domain
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 01:59

The student of Greek mythology is often struck by the fact that some gods and goddesses have extensive roles in the mythical narratives, and others have very limited parts to play.