A ‘virtual autopsy’ of King Tutankhamun has revealed that he is unlikely to have died in a chariot crash, as has previously been suggested, because he suffered from serious genetic physical impairments.
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.
Vegetation is probably the world’s best secret keeper. It’s kept some of the world’s most famous archeological sites hidden from our eyes for centuries. Even now, some of the most amazing sites that have been the focus of much archeological attention, such as Guatemala’s Tikal and Mexico’s Cobá, are still 90% covered in thick jungle. Who knows what other treasures we might find in the coming years?
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