Stunning animation of rich house in Pompeii7 days ago
Last year, scientists were able to virtually reconstruct a villa in Pompeii, which was destroyed in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE. To make this stunning…Read more
Roman mosaic showing Cupid7 days ago
Roman mosaic showing Cupid during a hunt. Cupid is armed with a shield. The building dates from the 4th century CE; the artifact was found at the Villa Theseus…Read more
Fornacalia7 days ago
Fornacalia was a Roman festival celebrated on February 17. The festival was celebrated in honor of Fornax, who was the Roman goddess of the bread oven (fornax)…Read more
Numerous ancient finds were discovered in Spalding1 week ago
Numerous artefacts have been discovered in the town of Spalding in northern England, including the Roman oven of type ‘tannur’. According to the researchers, a…Read more
Roman mosaic showing Greek poet Alcman1 week ago
Roman floor mosaic, found in the ruins of Jerash (Jordan), depicting the ancient Greek poet Alcman. The object is dated to the 3rd century CE; adorned the dining…Read more
Roman marble bust of Roman woman from upper layers1 week ago
Roman marble bust of a Roman woman from the upper layers. The object is dated to the 2nd century CE. It is currently on the rearranged exhibition of the Ancient…Read more
Roman portable sundial1 week ago
Roman portable sundial. The artifact is in a bronze box with a medallion on the lid depicting Emperor Antoninus Pius (ruled from 138-161 CE). Inside the box are…Read more
Octavian in Illyricum1 week ago
In historiography, Augustus is considered the creator of a new political order in Rome and his name is associated with such events as the Battle of Actium or the…Read more
The remains of the Roman baths in the city of Patara (southern Turkey) will be made available to visitors for viewing next year. They were one of the first thermal baths that were built in the region during the Roman times.
In late August, there was an act of vandalism on the ruins of the Roman amphitheatre in Caerleon (Wales). Graffiti was discovered on the stone, which is another illegal and punishable destruction of the monument. The police are looking for the perpetrators.
From July 25 to August 29 in 2020, there will be night tours in Colosseum every Saturday. The tour takes about an hour and starts in the arena. Tourists will see, among others the underground, where gladiators and animals were kept, or the first level of the amphitheatre.