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TAG: ancient Rome

  • Digs & Discoveries March/April 2021

    More Vesuvius Victims

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    (Courtesy Soprintendenza Archeologica di Pompei)
  • Digs & Discoveries November/December 2015

    How Much Water Reached Rome?

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    (Courtesy Duncan Keenan-Jones, University of Glasgow)
  • Digs & Discoveries May/June 2012

    The Persistence of Brucellosis

    The skeletal remains of two adolescent males found at Butrint, a Roman colony in Albania, indicate that both suffered from fatal cases of brucellosis. The chronic respiratory disease, which is typically contracted from contaminated meat or dairy products, today affects roughly 500,000 people per year worldwide.

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  • Digs & Discoveries March/April 2012

    Roman Bath Tiles

    Like most Roman cities of its day, Plotinopolis had a public bath structure. Digging where he believes the baths were located, archaeologist Matthew Koutsoumanis has recently unearthed the large and well-preserved mosaic that once covered the bath building's floors.

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  • Features January/February 2012

    Gladiator Gym Goes Virtual - Carnuntum, Austria

    Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) technology has allowed an international team of researchers from the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology (LBI-ArchPro) to both identify a ludus (gladiator school) at the Roman city of Carnuntum in Austria and bring it before the public in an unprecedented way.

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  • Features Jul 01, 2011

    Assisi's Roman Villa

    A surprise discovery under a medieval Italian town square.

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  • Digs & Discoveries Jan 01, 2011

    Heads Won, Tales Lost

    Last May, a 24-year-old man in northern England with a handheld metal detector found the remains of a stunning bronze-and-tin Roman helmet dating to the first or second century A.D. Within days, he had brought 40-some pieces of the artifact—called the "Crosby Garrett helmet" after the village near where it was found—to Christie's auction house in London.

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