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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.

Discovered Roman milestone hid curiosity

Discovered in late 2017/2018 along the A14 road in Cambridgeshire, eastern England, a Roman milestone revealed a curiosity. The folded stone turned out to be embossed with the outline of the penis on top.

Discovered Roman milestone hid curiosity

Digital map of Rome in era of Augustus

The Digital Augustan Rome project is a great source of knowledge and research material on Rome during the Emperor Augustus period. Digital Augustan Rome is a project that is to be a worthy successor to the published Mapping Augustan Rome map collection, which appeared in the Journal of Roman Archeology Series in 2002 year.

Digital map of Rome in era of Augustus

Roman amphitheatre was discovered in Turkey

In western Turkey, near the town of Nailli, traces of a Roman amphitheatre have been discovered. The building was located in the small ancient city of Mastaura. According to local media, archaeological works are to begin soon.

Roman amphitheater in Mastaura

Scientists discovered place where Hadrian ate his breakfast

Archaeologists excavating and researching Hadrian’s villa in Tivoli say they have discovered the purpose of the semicircular, dedicated building in Hadrian’s villa. As they say, the emperor could eat breakfast there. This place, however, was not private and was more aimed at emphasizing the position of the emperor.

The semicircular room in Hadrian's villa

Virtual map of Roman Empire

Researchers from the University of Lund in Sweden have created a huge digital atlas of the Roman Empire on which a huge amount of data has been plotted. We can find there not only cities, but also roads, temples and villas.

Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire

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