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News from world of ancient Rome
03/12/22

Remains of small dogs were discovered under Colosseum

In the sewers under the Colosseum, researchers found the remains of small dogs – up to 30 cm in height. According to specialists, the Romans could use such small dogs (similar in size to dachshunds) for example for acrobatic performances, hunting or fights with wild animals. More »

Five Roman tombs have been discovered in Egypt

In 2017, in the necropolis of Beir Al-Shaghala (Egypt), in the Western Desert, five tombs from the Roman period of Egypt, made of mud and bricks, were discovered. The find was made by an Egyptian archaeological mission. The discovered tombs have different shapes and structures. The first one has an entrance leading to a rectangular […] More »

Skeleton of woman with preserved hair and eyebrows

The skeleton of a woman was discovered in a marble sarcophagus, which dates back to the 3rd century CE. Interestingly, the hair and eyebrows of a woman who probably died at the age of 50-60 are still preserved. The discovery took place in 1962 in Roman Thessalonica, and the woman came from a high social […] More »

Remains of Roman city devoured by tsunami have been discovered

In 2017, the remains of a lost Roman city were discovered on the northeastern coast of Tunisia. The ruins are underwater. Scientists suspect that these may be traces of the Roman city of Neapolis, which was devoured by a tsunami in the 4th century CE. This centre was famous throughout the Mediterranean for the production […] More »

Rare Roman mosaic has been discovered in southern England

In southern England, in Berkshire, a Roman mosaic has been discovered that shows the Greek hero Bellerophon riding a pegasus. It is one of the most interesting finds in Britain in the last 50 years. The object is dated to around 380 CE. The find is a floor mosaic 6 meters long. The work in […] More »

Emperor Sponsian’s coin is not counterfeit

A mysterious Roman coin depicting Emperor Sponsian was found in Romania at the beginning of the 18th century. In the 19th century, researchers found that it was a fake, which was made either in ancient times or even later when such artefacts were extremely fashionable. In recent weeks, the coin, which is housed in the […] More »

Roman fresco showing island of Laestrygonian giants

Roman fresco showing the island of the Laestrygonian giants-cannibals when Odysseus arrives. Interestingly, the Greeks identified this mythical place with either Sicily or Formia in Latium. The object was discovered in a domus on what is now the Roman road Via Cavour; now in the Vatican Museums in Rome. Dated to the 1st century BCE. More »

Further excavations are underway in Roman bath at Carlisle

In the north of England, in the city of Carlisle, further excavations begin to reveal more secrets of the Roman bath. The ruins of the building were discovered in May this year. At the moment fragments of weapons, pottery and coins have been found. Further excavations are possible thanks to the financial support of a […] More »

Roman snacks discovered under Colosseum

Numerous traces of ancient snacks have been discovered under the Colosseum – figs, grapes, cherries, blackberries, walnuts and others. Bones of dogs, bears and large felines were also found. The discovery was made during excavation works in sewers, which were carried out in 2021 and aimed at cleaning outflows and channels under the Colosseum. Among […] More »

Beautiful ship for Verres

In Roman times, it was very expensive and a lot of effort to put up a naval fleet. If the governor of the province received an order from the senate or decided that it was necessary to build, equip ships and train new crews, the entire financial burden naturally went to the cities of the […] More »

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