Ancient Golden Glass Unearthed During Roman Subway Construction
Subway construction in Rome has revealed a rare fourth-century golden glass depiction of Roma, the personification of ancient Rome. It’s...
Pestle or dildo? Six-inch wooden implement may be a Roman sex toy, say academics
Artefact may “be the first known sex object from the Roman Empire” according to new research.
Archaeologists Find 1,900-Year-Old Snacks in Sewers Beneath the Colosseum
Spectators at Rome’s ancient amphitheater enjoyed olives, figs, nuts and more...
Why do so many Egyptian statues have broken noses?
The pattern of damage to statues' faces has led experts to believe it was both deliberate and widespread in the...
The Myth of Whiteness in Classical Sculpture
Greek and Roman statues were often painted, but assumptions about race and aesthetics have suppressed this truth. Now scholars are...
A Man Among Gods
The Gemma Augustea, the finest and almost the largest cameo that survives from antiquity, celebrates Augustus and Roman triumph.
A Bolognese Surprise
Mary Beard discusses her experience in a Bolognese museum.
Archaeologists find possible 'lid' to 'ancient computer'
A mystery disc adds to the wonders of the Antikythera shipwreck
Archaeologists Discover Perfectly Preserved 2000-Year-Old Roman Ship, 20 Other Shipwrecks in Black Sea Off Bulgaria’s Coast
A perfectly preserved almost 2,000-year-old Roman ship is the most intriguing discovery from the third and final research season of...
Archaeologists decipher 3,200-year-old stone telling of invasion of mysterious sea people
Ancient symbols on a 3,200-year-old stone slab have been deciphered by researchers who say they could solve "one of the greatest puzzles...