Riddle solved: Why was Roman concrete so durable?
An unexpected ancient manufacturing strategy may hold the key to designing concrete that lasts for millennia.
When time became regular and universal, it changed history – Paul J Kosmin | Essays
Once local and irregular, time-keeping became universal and linear in 311 BCE. History would never be the same again
Pompeii ‘fast food’ bar unearthed in ancient city after 2,000 years
Thermopolia used by poorer residents with few cooking facilities, archaeologists say
Archaeologist Finds New Evidence Of The Romans Who Escaped Mt. Vesuvius
Archaeologists have long focused on the skeletons of those killed by Mt. Vesuvius, but one scholar wants to know the...
The Ancient Greek rebel leader who saw Socrates solo-dancing – Eve Browning | Essays
Brilliant leader, kind horseman and friend of Socrates: Xenophon's writings inspire a humane, practical approach to life
What America can learn from the fall of the Roman republic
The Roman republic destroyed itself. Are we on a similar path?
‘Rome: A History in Seven Sackings’ Review: The City That Survived
British novelist Matthew Kneale presents the biography of Rome as a tale of disaster.
Roman Tomb Unearthed; to Everyone’s Surprise, It’s Intact
Excavations for an aqueduct happened upon a fourth century B.C. chamber tomb, with four skeletons and funerary wares.
He Fled the Ash That Buried Pompeii, Only to Be Crushed by a Rock
Archaeologists in Italy found the skeleton of a man protruding from a huge block of stone, almost 2,000 years after...
Skeleton unearthed of man crushed by huge rock in Vesuvius eruption
Block of stone violently thrown up by volcanic cloud fell on to victim, Pompeii archaeologists say.