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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.

Roman insula in 3D

Thanks to the “Swedish Pompeii Project” we have the opportunity to see one of the Pompeian tenement houses in 3D. The user can select a room and move around it.

Roman insula in 3D

Hundreds of shoes were found in Roman fort of Vindolanda

In the Roman fort of Vindolanda, more than 400 men’s, women’s and children’s size shoes were found. In total, more than 7,000 shoes from Roman times have been discovered at the excavation site, located in England between the rivers Tyne and Solway.

Hundreds of shoes were found in the Roman fort of Vindolanda

Fresco depicting Theseus and Ariadne in Pompeii discovered

The ongoing excavation work at Pompeii has brought another amazing discovery. This time, scientists found a beautifully preserved wall fresco depicting the mythical Theseus and Ariadne. The scene shows the moment when Theseus leaves the sleeping Ariadne, who previously helped him kill the Minotaur.

Fresco depicting Theseus and Ariadne in Pompeii discovered

2,000-year-old altar was discovered in Turkey

In southern Turkey, during excavations in the ancient city of Patara, the remains of an ancient altar decorated with the image of a large snake were found. In ancient times, snakes represented the deities of the underworld or were their link with the world.

2,000-year-old altar was discovered in Turkey

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