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Walking into a new novel in Ancient Rome | Grogbox

Walking into a new novel in Ancient Rome | Grogbox | Ancient Rome | Scoop.it
What triggers an idea for a novel, and how do you work to bed that idea down? Here's how it's working for me just now. In the mountains in France this summer, I had some creative space. And I was due to attend my nephew's ...
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Guide to Gladiator fight training - BBC History

Ex-Monty Python Terry Jones dresses up as a gladiator to learn a little more about life in Ancient Rome. Learn the training methods and fighting styles emplo...

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Forgotten Ancient Civilisations Of The World

Forgotten Ancient Civilisations Of The World | Ancient Rome | Scoop.it
Some of these forgotten civilisations were mighty kingdoms in those times. For most of us ancient history means only Egypt, Rome and Greece. Rest of the wo

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Ancient Roman History Timeline

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Provides a chronological history of Ancient Rome with extensive links to internet resources.

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Joy Kinley's curator insight, September 8, 2013 10:37 PM

The descriptions of what is accurate and what is false in the movie Gladiator is especially helpful.

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Celebrating the Mysterious Ancient Cult of Mithras in Rome | PRI's The World

Celebrating the Mysterious Ancient Cult of Mithras in Rome | PRI's The World | Ancient Rome | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in Rome have just re-opened a restored underground temple dating back to ancient Rome, dedicated to the cult of a deity named Mithras.

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David Connolly's curator insight, December 25, 2012 5:05 AM

What centuries-old religion celebrates the birth of its spiritual leader on December 25th?

 

Here’s another hint: it has rituals that include baptism and breaking of the bread.

 

Yes, it’s Christianity. But this also describes Mithraism — a mysterious Ancient Roman cult that predated Christianity.

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The man behind the emperor: major Augustus exhibit opens in Rome - Raw Story

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Raw Story The man behind the emperor: major Augustus exhibit opens in Rome Raw Story A political genius, a great reformer, a patron of the arts — but ancient Rome's first emperor Augustus was also a family man, as highlighted in a new exhibition...
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The Roman Architecture

The Architecture of Ancient Rome adopted the external Greek architecture for their own purposes, which were so different from Greek buildings as to create a ...

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Cave explorers find ancient slave world beneath Roman Emperor's villa - The Province

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This picture taken on May 25, 2012 shows a view of the archaeological complex of Hadrian's Villa in Tivoly.
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Land of the tomb raiders: Bulgaria is trying to claw back tens of thousands of ancient artefacts plundered from its historic sites in a £25m-a-year export racket

Land of the tomb raiders: Bulgaria is trying to claw back tens of thousands of ancient artefacts plundered from its historic sites in a £25m-a-year export racket | Ancient Rome | Scoop.it
Real-life vampires, giant rock vaginas, ancient sites to rival those of Greece and Rome – Bulgaria’s archaeologists are putting their country on the map of world history, but first they have to stop the mafia stealing its treasures.

 

The illegal diggers come at night with shovels and sacks, hunting through the places where they know the professionals have been. They’re looking for the tonnes of ancient artefacts that lie hidden in Bulgaria’s soil.

 

In the past two decades, Bulgarian law enforcement agencies say this plunder has turned into a €30m-a-year industry for local gangs, putting it a close third behind drugs and prostitution. The artefacts – gold Roman coins, ancient Greek silver, Thracian military helmets – wind up with falsified documents in auction houses in Europe and North America, or increasingly with wealthy Arab and Asian collectors.

 

Police say there are 300 criminal treasure-hunting gangs in Bulgaria at present, but as many as 50,000 people are thought to be involved in illegal digging in some form. Entire villages have been known to take part in some impoverished corners of Bulgaria.

 


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A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome - Ray Laurence

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Welcome to the world of Lucius Popidius Secundus, a 17-year old living in Rome in 73 AD. His life is a typical one of arranged marriages, coming-of-age festivals, and communal baths. Take a look at this exquisitely detailed lesson on life of a typical Roman teenager two thousand years ago.

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Welcome to the world of Lucius Popidius Secundus, a 17-year old living in Rome in 73 AD. His life is a typical one of arranged marriages, coming-of-age festivals, and communal baths. Take a look at this exquisitely detailed lesson on life of a typical Roman teenager two thousand years ago.

Lesson by Ray Laurence, animation by Cognitive Media.


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Marshall Shogun Dore's curator insight, May 5, 2013 9:11 AM

A light-hearted but informative video of a day in the life of a teenage Roman boy. Gives an interesting insight into the differences and similarities of ancient society to modern day life.

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