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  1. The Hippie Town of Calcata - Hiding-Place of the Holy Foreskin of Christ

    ... town unfolded. What’s so remarkable about Calcata, Italy? Calcata is a town located in the province of Viterbo, in the central ... artists and hippies moved to the town, thus turning it into Italy’s ‘grooviest town’. A photo of Calcata, Italy. (Image: ...

    dhwty - 13/04/2018 - 22:02

  2. Craco: The Abandoned Medieval Ghost Town of Italy

    ... For nearly fifty years, the town of Craco in southern Italy has stood uninhabited. Here, dark windows look out at potential travelers ... village located in the earthquake-prone Basilicata region of Italy, about 40 km (27 miles) inland from the Gulf of Taranto at the instep of ...

    Bryan Hill - 01/08/2015 - 23:49

  3. Have We Got a Temple, Theater, and Gate? Check! New Details Emerge on Roman Urban Planning in Central Italy

    ... Roman temple the size of St Paul's Cathedral in central Italy. The discovery took place with the help of a radar device that was ... Roman temple the size of St Paul's Cathedral in central Italy. The discovery took place with the help of a radar device that was ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 19/03/2017 - 21:59

  4. Just How Rich Were the Inhabitants of Magna Graecia Really?

    ... of Greek colonies which encircled the shores of Southern Italy, in the present-day regions of Campania, Apulia, Basilicata, Calabria and ... history, probably during a period that the Greek colonies in Italy were at the height of their power and prosperity and before many famous ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 01/04/2017 - 01:58

  5. The Oldest Tree in Europe has been Discovered in Italy

    In Italy, researchers have found what they believe to be the oldest living tree in ... to a report from Discovery.  The tree was located in Italy’s Pollino National Park and it is a Heldreich’s pine tree.  In Italy, researchers have found what they believe to be the oldest living tree in ...

    Ed Whelan - 31/05/2018 - 13:57

  6. Oldest Roman Military Camp discovered in Italy was Built to Fend off Fierce Pirates

    ... An ancient Roman fort has been discovered in Italy by researchers using advanced sensing technology. It is reportedly the ... army ever found, and the only Roman fortress ever found in Italy. The fortress is thought to have been built to protect against the ...

    lizleafloor - 18/03/2015 - 00:21

  7. Italy's Oldest Olive Oil Discovered in Peculiar Pot

    ... on ancient pottery proves the liquid gold has existed in Italy hundreds of years longer than what anthropologists have previously ... on ancient pottery proves the liquid gold has existed in Italy hundreds of years longer than what anthropologists have previously ...

    ancient-origins - 01/06/2018 - 01:52

  8. The Fairy Tale Village of Alberobello and its Picturesque Trulli Houses

    ... Bari, Apulia, which is the region forming the ‘heel’ of Italy. It has been recorded that in around 1000 AD, the human presence in the ... within the modern town. Alberobello, Apulia, Italy. (Tango7174/ CC BY SA 4.0 ) What is a Trullo? Around ...

    dhwty - 08/03/2018 - 13:58

  9. Ice Man, Otzi: A Treacherous Murder with Unexpected Links to Central Italy

    ... housed at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, Italy Links to Central Italy One surprising new fact has been unearthed which concerns the most ...

    ancient-origins - 29/09/2016 - 03:41

  10. Archaeologists uncover 'witch' burial in Italy

    ... uncovered an ancient skeleton of a teenage girl in Albenga, Italy, which had been buried face down, according to a report on Discovery ... located in Albenga along the Ligurian Riviera in northern Italy.  Burial complex at San Calocero, Italy. Image source ...

    aprilholloway - 08/10/2014 - 02:38

  11. Experts Try to Solve Mystery of Thousands of Ancient Clay Body Parts Strewn Across Italy

    ... However, about 2,000 years ago, in the ancient world of Italy and Greece, there was “temple medicine”—a type of medical practice ... found in various places, including discarded in pits, around Italy and Greece—as votive offerings to the gods for healing, fertility or ...

    Mark Miller - 22/11/2016 - 21:52

  12. The Fantastic Basilica San Vitale is the Last Entirely Intact Byzantine Church

    When Byzantine Emperor Justinian conquered Italy in the 6th century, he continued the building of a fantastic, octagonal ... When Byzantine Emperor Justinian conquered Italy in the 6th century, he continued the building of a fantastic, octagonal ...

    Mark Miller - 15/11/2018 - 02:02

  13. Unlooted Etruscan Tomb Complete with Sarcophagi and Treasures Unearthed in Italy

    ... near the small town of Città della Pieve, near Perugia in Italy – a 2,400-year-old sealed and untouched Etruscan tomb.  The burial ... ago. The Etruscans inhabited part of western central Italy, roughly the area of modern Tuscany. They learned much from the Greeks ...

    aprilholloway - 05/12/2015 - 14:51

  14. Man Intent on Fixing Toilet Uncovers Centuries-Old Subterranean World Beneath his Basement

    ... start a trattoria, a casual eating establishment, in Lecce, Italy. Figuring it would be a quick fix, he opted to find and repair the ... credit: Map data 2012 Google ©2015 Google Lecce, and Italy in general, is rich with history. Described as a layered cake of ancient ...

    lizleafloor - 15/04/2015 - 21:54

  15. Unique Etruscan Stele Discovered at Ancient Temple in Italy

    ... excavating a site in Poggio Colla, northeast of Florence, in Italy discovered a rare stele while working in their 2015 field season. The ... entitled “Shadow of the Etruscans,” in Prato, Italy. Phys.Org reports that the text on the great slab contains at ...

    Alicia McDermott - 30/03/2016 - 00:43

  16. Theatre of Treasure: Roman Gold Coins Found in Northern Italy ‘Could Be Worth Millions’

    ... for Culture has announced a stunning discovery in Northern Italy. Hundreds of Roman gold coins have been unearthed at the site of an old ... for Culture has announced a stunning discovery in Northern Italy. Hundreds of Roman gold coins have been unearthed at the site of an old ...

    Ed Whelan - 11/09/2018 - 22:56

  17. The Etruscan Legacy and Megalithic Italy Tour

    ... a race said to have founded Greek civilisation and colonised Italy in the Bronze Age? This section of the tour is much more of an exploratory adventure in the countryside of Italy and of the history of civilisation. We will be exploring lesser visited ...

    ancient-origins - 04/03/2014 - 06:37

  18. Michelangelo: A Mixture of True Talent Meeting Great Luck and Perseverance

    ... and achievements were taking place in the city states of Italy. These included developments in science and technology, as well as in the ... moved to Florence. Though he would travel to other parts of Italy during his lifetime, it has been said that Michelangelo considered ...

    dhwty - 03/10/2018 - 03:18

  19. The Mysterious Ancient Etruscan Underground Pyramids Discovered in Italy

    ... first ever Etruscan pyramid-like buildings under a city in Italy, they were at a loss to explain the mysterious structures. Three years ... began excavations under a wine cellar in Orvieto, Italy, after identifying stairs carved into a wall as Etruscan style. As they ...

    lizleafloor - 14/11/2014 - 11:13

  20. 13,000-Year-Old Bitumen Dental Fillings Found in Italy: Earliest Example of Dentistry Known to Date

    ... the world's most ancient dental fillings in northern Italy. The fillings were spotted inside a pair of 13,000-year-old front teeth ... the world's most ancient dental fillings in northern Italy. The fillings were spotted inside a pair of 13,000-year-old front teeth ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 09/04/2017 - 22:46

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