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  • Mar 29 / 2016
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Pompeii Home’s Mosaics and Frescoes Restored

Visitors walk inside the Criptoporticus Domus, one of six homes at Pompeii that have been officially opened to the public after restoration

 

Posted by Magister Andrew

Now is the time to visit Pompeii, Italy! Several of Pompeii’s Roman homes have had their mosaics and frescoes restored, and they’ve been officially opened to the public. These include a merchant’s luxuriously decorated home and a more modest middle-class dwelling. Continue Reading

  • Mar 25 / 2016
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‘Invisible’ Classical Sculpture Collection to Open to Public

Some of the statues from the Torlonia family’s collection

 

Posted by Magister Andrew

One of the world’s most significant collections of classic sculpture, which includes more than 600 Greek and Roman statues, is to open to the public for the first time since a “historic” agreement between the Italian government and the aristocratic Torlonia family. Continue Reading

  • Mar 11 / 2016
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Technological Wonders of the Ancient Greeks

The 3rd c BC is considered to have been the first robot in history

 

Posted by Magister Andrew

Check out all sorts of technological wonders in the new exhibition “Amazing Inventions of the Ancient Greeks,” in the Herakleidon Museum Annex on Apostolou Pavlou Street in central Athens. Did the Ancient Greek have robots? Read and find out! Continue Reading

  • Mar 08 / 2016
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Earliest Roman Restaurant Found in France

A reproduction of a Roman dining triclinium - an arrangement of couches for dining

 

Posted by Magister Andrew

An ancient tavern believed to be more than 2,100 years old has been found in southern France. They have also found evidence that, while Romanization changed the look of the dining room, there wasn’t much change in the actual cuisine. Continue Reading

  • Mar 01 / 2016
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DNA Reveals Far-Off Origins of Ancient ‘Gladiators’

Geneticists extracted ancient DNA from the skulls of several Roman-age skeletons discovered at Driffield Terrace in York

 

Posted by Magister Andrew

Evidence from a Roman-era cemetery in York, England shows that the city—once a major outpost on Rome’s distant frontier—was home to both locals and immigrants from thousands of miles away. Geneticists sampled the dense inner-ear bone to extract ancient DNA from the skulls of several Roman-age skeletons. Continue Reading