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.
In the Italian town of Isernia, in the southern part of Italy, a two-thousand-year-old marble head has been discovered that appears to represent the young Octavian Augustus – the first emperor of Rome.
In the north-western part of Romania, near the village of Sutoru, a Roman road was discovered during the construction of the A3 highway, which certainly allowed to connect the nearby Roman castrum Optatiana.
X-rays allowed scientists to extract individual letters from damaged documents from the library in Herculaneum. The culprit was the volcano Vesuvius, which in 79 CE unexpectedly erupted and destroyed Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae. The cataclysm did not spare the library with valuable works of the great thinkers of that time. The library was especially full of works by Philodemus of Gadara (c. 110 – c. 39 BCE), a Greek poet and philosopher from the Epicurean school who taught the poet Virgil.
A hiding place was found in southern Scotland, where lead slingshots for slingshots were stored. It is believed to be the largest find of its kind in Britain. The discovery was made on an excavation conducted in Burnswark, in the city of Dumfries.
The amazing discovery was made in the suburban villa of Civita Giuliana, just north of Pompeii. The find is a Roman four-wheeled beautifully decorated chariot that was probably used during the procession. The object, as well as the whole city, was buried by Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE.
Scientists have successfully completed the restoration of one of the oldest Pompeian frescoes, which show hunting scenes, statues and temples. The fresco adorned the wall of the inner garden and was sure to delight the guests of the residence.
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