Rome wasn't built in a day, but they sure had strong concrete
The Roman Colosseum is a giant, oval amphitheater built almost two thousand years ago. Despite its age and a 14th...
Psychedelics in ancient Greece: Death and rebirth during a renowned religious ceremony
Going back as far as 3,500 years ago in ancient Greece, followers of a cult to the goddess Demeter participated...
The Roman Empire Visualized in Infographics
It has become fashionable to compare the United States’ current disarray to that of ancient Rome. The parallels are easy...
Ancient Roman Road’s Beginning Will Remain a Mystery for Now
An archaeological dig that began last summer for the start of the Appian Way has been stymied by ground water....
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?