Category Archives: Italy

A Rare Find: Etruscan House Unearthed in Italy

Archaeologists at Vetulonia, on the Tuscan coast of Italy, have unearthed a splendidly preserved Etruscan house – a rare find, and one that will lend considerable insight to our understanding of Etruscan culture. The 2,400-year-old house is believed to have … Continue reading

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Ancient "Do It Yourself" Greek Model Temple (Along With Instructions) Discovered in Southern Italy

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Help Preserve Italy’s Cultural Heritage in Less Than One Minute

(function() {var s = document.createElement(‘SCRIPT’), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName(‘SCRIPT’)[0];s.type = ‘text/javascript’;s.src = ‘http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js’;s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1);})(); The US State Department will consider this May the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Italy which enables the United States to help protect Italy’s … Continue reading

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Lead Sarcophagus Found Near Rome Could Contain "Somebody of Substance"

A lead sarcophagus discovered in Gabii, outside Rome, could contain a gladiator or Christian dignitary, archaeologists say. The 1,700 year old sarcophagus was discovered last year in a pit sealed with cement and is preparing to undergo lab testing. The … Continue reading

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Part of Nero’s Palace Collapses in Rome

A part of the ceiling of Rome’s infamous emperor Nero’s palace collapsed Tuesday as repair work was underway at the site. A section of the garden above the roof consequently fell into the palace. Officials reported no injuries. Nero’s Golden … Continue reading

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Pompeii Snack Bar Reopens to Serve Ancient Roman Cuisine

A thermopolium in Pompeii, preserved under volcanic ash from Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD, is being reopened to the public after an extensive excavation and restoration project. A Roman thermopolium is comparable to a modern day fast food restaurant, in … Continue reading

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