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Monthly Archives / August 2016

  • Aug 23 / 2016
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Latin

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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Ancient Greek

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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Latin

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