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  • Aug 30 / 2016
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Roman Water Fountain discovered in Ancient City Heraclea Sintica near Bulgaria’s Petrich

Lion head structures decorating the newly discovered Ancient Roman water fountain from Heraclea Sintica

 

Posted by Magister Andrew

An Ancient Roman water fountain decorated with three lion head sculptures has been discovered by archaeologists excavating the Ancient Thracian, Greek, and Roman city of Heraclea Sintica near the southwestern Bulgarian town of Petrich. Read to find out more! Continue Reading

  • Aug 25 / 2016
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The Necropolis of Orthi Petra Opens a Window to the Homeric World

The necropolis of Orthi Petra is part of the wider archaeological site of ancient Eleftherna, Greece

 

Posted by Magister Andrew

The necropolis of Orthi Petra is part of the wider archaeological site of the ancient Cretan town of Eleftherna, in Crete, which was continuously inhabited from 3000 BC up to the Byzantine age. Many of the finds at this site match information in the verses of Homer. Read all about it! Continue Reading

  • Aug 23 / 2016
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Roman “Singing Bullets” Discovered in Scottish Countryside

A collection of bullets used 1,800 years ago by the Romans to incite fear in their enemies has been found on a hill in Scotland

 

Posted by Magister Andrew

On a hill in Scotland archaeologists have discovered singing bullets used by the Romans some 1800 years ago. The ancient singing bullets had a very tiny hole carved in the middle so that they made a disturbing screeching noise when traveling through the air, causing panic in the enemy ranks. Click the link to learn more! Continue Reading

  • Aug 18 / 2016
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Olympic Games: Ancient vs. Modern

Flame for Rio Olympics is lit at birthplace of ancient Games

 

By André Bastos Gurgel, OAB

Most people are familiar with the original ancient Greek Olympic games, which would take place in Olympia once every four years. The games represented a sacred ritual and the Greek city-states would even postpone long wars so that their athletes could travel and compete at Olympia. Continue Reading

  • Aug 16 / 2016
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Huge Roman fort discovered in Lancaster, Britain

The findings include a Roman wall (pictured), two Roman roads, a drain and a well (pictured here)

 

Posted by Magister Andrew

An archaeological dig has revealed evidence of a huge Roman fort in Lancaster, Britain. Experts believe that the findings could indicate a huge garrison that would have been key to Roman defenses on Britain’s west coast. Read all about it! Continue Reading

  • Aug 09 / 2016
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Did Caligula Really Make His Horse a Consul?

The Roman emperor Caligula

 

Posted by Magister Andrew

Did the Roman emperor Caligula really plan to make Incitatus, his horse, a consul and only failed to do so because his assassination happened first? Check out this great article for the answer! Continue Reading