Archaeologists unearth evidence showing that the Colosseum was colonised by ordinary Romans during the medieval period, centuries after it was used for gladiatorial combat and wild animal hunting spectacles
Almost two thirds of the 545 youngsters buried in the mass grave were under six while workhouse records show the mortality rate for babies under the age of two was four times higher than older children
There were, no doubt, many notable women in ancient Greece, but history books are usually silent on female accomplishments. According to the historian and novelist Helena P. Schrader, this is because, "Herodotus...
More than 3,300 years ago, in a newly built city in Egypt, a woman with an elaborate hairstyle of lengthy hair extensions was laid to rest. She is one of hundreds of people, including many others with intact hairstyles, buried in a cemetery.
La dimora di Augusto come nessuno l'ha mai vista prima. Da giovedì 18 settembre le bellezze e i colori della casa dell'imperatore sul Palatino saranno visitabili da gruppi di 20 persone per 15 minuti alla volta. Affreschi e statue che, dopo essersi scrollati di dosso secoli di polvere, tornan
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Restorations of frescoes in House of Augustus on the Palatine in Rome. Only the best for the Emperor.
They have clothed the world’s wealthy fashionistas and bejeweled Hollywood stars. Now, Italy’s kings of fashion are poised to give this nation’s crumbling monuments a makeover to restore them to their former glory, something the cash-strapped Italian government cannot do.
The tomb, which also contains the remains of a possibly wealthy individual, was built when Greeks were colonizing the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. The pottery with zigzagging decorations is one example of art during the Geometric period.