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Discoveries and news in Rome

All the latest information about discoveries from the world of ancient Romans. I encourage you to let me know about any Roman news and to indicate any corrections or inaccuracies. I try to search for material everywhere, but it is natural that not everything will be noticed by me.

Amazing reconstruction of Ara Pacis

Members of the “Altair4 Multimedia” team digitally recreate the look of Ara Pacis – the “Altar of Peace” commissioned by the Senate on the occasion of its return Octavian Augustus to Rome, in the year 13 BCE.

Ara Pacis Augustae

Remnants of end of world

A team from the Italian Archaeological Mission in Luxor (MAIL), in 2015, discovered bodies covered with a thick layer of lime. Lime has been used since antiquity as a disinfectant. The researchers found the find during excavations at the Harwa and Akhimenru funerary complex on the western edge of the ancient city of Thebes (now Luxor).

Saint Cyprian

Scientists recreate wine consumed by ancient Romans

Palaeobotanists recreated the ancient wine that was drunk in ancient Rome two thousand years ago. For this purpose, orchards with grapes were created in Pompeii and the cultivation of plants was undertaken in the way the Romans did before the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE.

Villa of the Mysteries - wine

Statue of Hadrian was discovered in Turkey

In September, information appeared that in the ancient city of Alabanda (near Çine, in the west of Turkey), during the ongoing excavations, a statue of Hadrian was discovered in fragments.

Scientists suspect that the image of the emperor was immortalized in connection with his visit to the city in 120 CE. The statue could be two and a half meters high and, according to archaeologists, it was probably destroyed by Christians in the following years.

Statue of Hadrian was discovered in Turkey

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