Category Archives: Rome

Plaster Slab Falls Off of the Colosseum

A slab of lime plaster fell off of the Colosseum in Rome early yesterday morning. A statement from Rome’s archaeological department confirmed that around 6:00 am local time “three plaster fragments came undone from the gallery of the central aisle … Continue reading

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Significant Finds in England Increase Knowledge of Roman Structural Designs

The results of a 1999 dig on the grounds of Carlisle castle in England have recently been published, detailing the massive amount of Roman artifacts discovered and the new insights they reveal of life there during the Roman era. The … Continue reading

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Roman Temple Possibly Discovered in Southwell, England

(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);})(); A team of archaeologists examining ornate stones, walls, and ditches discovered at the Minister Church of England School in Southwell have announced that the remains could be … Continue reading

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Roman-Era Mummy Discovered in Egypt

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Octavian Was Named as Egyptian Pharaoh at Philae

  A newly translated Roman victory stele from the Temple of Isis at Philae shows Octavian’s name inscribed in a cartouche – proof that the Roman ruler was also viewed as an Egyptian pharaoh. It is generally believed that Octavian … 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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