The brothers-in-law were snorkeling with masks and flippers when they uncovered one of the greatest sets of Roman gold coins found in Europe.
The $7,750 worth of treasure Charles Cartwright unearthed turned out to have been stolen from a nearby home in 2017.
A woman who lived in the fourth century and was buried in a stone sarcophagus under a market in London was part of Rome’s elite, researchers have said. The woman’s body was first discovered among rows of graves in March 1999 under London’s Spitalfields Market. While the researchers were aware […]
Fast food isn’t some newfangled invention. It’s been around for centuries, albeit in different forms. Ancient Roman fast-food joints were called “thermopolia.” These restaurants had a bad reputation, but they provided fast and cheap meals to the poor of ancient Rome. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Fast food […]
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The Enchiridion(“The Manual”) is a short read on stoic advice for living. Epictetus’ practical precepts might change your life. What’s in our control and what’s not: Some things are in our control and others not. Things in our control are opinion, pursuit, desire, aversion, and, in a word, whatever are […]
[credit provider=”University of Nebraska-Lincoln “] After a long summer dig, archaeologists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have uncovered a 1,600-square-foot Roman mosaic in southern Turkey.The mosaic, which was part of a Roman bath, is believed to be the largest of its kind ever found in the region.
[credit provider=”BBC” url=”http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-18579875″] Reg Mead and Richard Miles are two amateur treasure hunters that just made the discovery of their lifetimes on the island of Jersey, according to BBC News.BBC reports the duo uncovered about 50,000 Celtic and Roman iron coins estimated to be worth more than £10 million ($15 […]
[credit provider=”en.wikipedia.org” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Marcus_Aurelius_Denarius2.jpg”] April 17, 2012 Vilnius, LithuaniaIn the terminal collapse of the Roman Empire, there was perhaps no greater burden to the average citizen than the extreme taxes they were forced to pay.
Every four years an additional day is added to the end of February known as “Leap Day.” Though February 29 occurs infrequently, leap days have seen their share of famous events, births, and deaths. Leap days have existed since the time of Julius Caesar. Here are some memorable events that […]
[credit provider=”Resident on Earth via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/infiniteache/4972243784/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] According to reports in La Repubblica, this massive marble pyramid, originally part of ancient Rome’s city walls, is about to undergo restoration following the investment of a Japanese benefactor.Fumes from traffic and pollution have tarnished the ancient structure, which dates back to the […]
Some 1,500 years after the fall of the Roman Empire, the supposedly advanced and progressive United States of America is plagued by even worse income inequality.
[credit provider=”Flickr/Jean-Louis Zimmermann” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeanlouis_zimmermann/2508796680/in/photostream/”] Last week, the estimated global population reached 7 billion. In fewer than 100 years, the world will likely hit the 10 billion mark. It seems like an appropriate time to take a look a back at what the world was like in the first century, when there […]