Roman Archeology News Today 2014-04-05

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We have found 22 Roman Archeology News today!

 

 

Warship’s ram reveals how ancient Greeks made weapons : Ancient Greek warships were carried hefty rams like this one, weighing 20 kilograms, to strengthen the bow and break the oars of enemy ships. But although this artefact was recovered over 40 years ago, scientists are only now uncovering how it was made. -

Read this story here: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2013/04/warship-weapon.html

 

En avril, des animations sur le thème de l’archéologie : Présentation de premiers résultats de fouilles, au pied de la muraille, côté Jacobins. -

Read this story here: http://adane.canalblog.com/archives/2013/04/05/26843833.html

 

Is this ancient Roman ring the inspiration for The Lord of the Rings? : he ring at the center of The Lord of the Rings, the classic fantasy epic by J.R.R. Tolkien, may have been inspired by an ancient Roman artifact currently on display in a Tudor mansion in England. – by Ryu Spaeth -

Read this story here: http://theweek.com/article/index/242273/is-this-ancient-roman-ring-the-inspiration-for-the-lord-of-the-rings

 

Doing up Pompeii : The EU have launched a £36.1m project to help conserve the spectacular Roman ruins at Pompeii. Approved by the European Commission in 2012, the funding aims to consolidate ancient structures, improve drainage, and assist the training of staff. – by CWA -

Read this story here: http://www.world-archaeology.com/news/doing-up-pompeii/

 

CWA travels to Malta: Mdina & Rabat : Just outside the fortified walls of Mdina, once the capital of Malta, are the remains of a fine example of a Roman townhouse. The Domus Romana was discovered by accident in 1881 by Dr A A Caruana, a pioneer of Maltese archaeology. – by Caitlin McCall -

Read this story here: http://www.world-archaeology.com/travel/cwa-travels-to-malta-mdina-rabat/

 

A Colourful Colosseum? : Conservation work on the Colosseum’s only remaining covered passageway has revealed fragments of colourful frescoes and graffiti from the Roman period. – by CWA -

Read this story here: http://www.world-archaeology.com/news/a-colourful-colosseum/

 

Le décor des maisons à Aquilée : Prochaine conférence des Jeudis de l’archéologie à l’ENS : « Les systèmes décoratifs de l’architecture domestique à Aquilée et dans son territoire »par Madame Monica SALVADORI, Professeur à l’Université de Padoue Le jeudi 18 avril 2013 à 17h30, Salle Dussane, École normale su -

Read this story here: http://www.mondedelabible.com/non-classe/le-decor-des-maisons-a-aquilee/

 

This Day in Ancient History: nonas apriles : nonas apriles About these ads Posted in: TDIAH – by David Meadows -

Read this story here: http://rogueclassicism.com/2013/04/05/this-day-in-ancient-history-nonas-apriles-3/

 

Reconstitution et utilisation d’un bélier : Après vous avoir montré une reconstitution de baliste romaine la semaine dernière, voyons aujourd’hui celle d’une autre machine aussi emblématique de la poliorcétique antique ou médiévale : le bélier. -

Read this story here: http://www.armae.com/blog/reconstitution-et-utilisation-dun-belier.html

 

Easter Theft at Villa Giulia, Rome: Roundup of information published in English : Almost one week after the Easter theft of unidentified pieces from the Castellani jewellery collection at the Villa Giulia, what details have been published in English? Gazzetta del Sud. – by Catherine Schofield Sezgin -

Read this story here: http://art-crime.blogspot.fr/2013/04/easter-theft-at-villa-giulia-rome.html

 

Pyramid of Cestius under wraps :   Finally. The promised restora­tion project of the Augus­tan period Pyra­mid of Ces­tius has begun, with pri­vate Japan­ese funds. It took 330 days to con­struct the tomb, says the in situ inscrip­tion. Let’s see how long it takes to com­plete the project. -

Read this story here: http://dariusaryadigs.com/2013/pyramid-of-cestius-under-wraps/

 

Review: In Search of the Romans : Following on from yesterday’s post, here is the first review of In Search of the Romans. I’m posting this on behalf of Guy de la Bédoyère who is currently off on professional adventures in Australia. – by Sarah Court -

Read this story here: http://bloggingpompeii.blogspot.fr/2013/04/review-in-search-of-romans.html

 

Greece and/or Rome : Where does ‘Greece’ end and ‘Rome’ begin? Can we imagine a Greece without taking Rome into account? Can we imagine a Rome without a Greece? The term ‘classics’ generally construes Graeco-Roman antiquity (or at least its afterlife) as a unified whole. -

Read this story here: http://www.archaiologia.gr/en/blog/agenta/greece-andor-rome/

 

The Open Philology Project and Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities at Leipzig : Abstract: The Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig sees in the rise of Digital Technologies an opportunity to re-assess and re-establish how the humanities can advance the understanding of the past and to support a dialogue among civilizations. – by Gregory Crane -

Read this story here: http://sites.tufts.edu/perseusupdates/2013/04/04/the-open-philology-project-and-humboldt-chair-of-digital-humanities-at-leipzig/

 

Calendar : Calendar -

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Bronze warship ram reveals secrets : Analysis of a bronze battering ram from a 2000 year-old warship sheds light on how such an object would have been made in ancient times. Known as the Belgammel Ram, the 20kg artefact was discovered by a group of British divers off the coast of Libya near Tobruk in 1964. -

Read this story here: http://noc.ac.uk/news/bronze-warship-ram-reveals-secrets

 

Siege of Phasis – Rome vs Persia : The Siege of Phasis took place in 555–556 during the Lazic War between the Eastern Roman Empire and Sassanid Persia. The Persians besieged the town of Phasis in Lazica, held by the Byzantines, but failed to take it. The main source for the siege is the 6th-century historian Agathias. – by Gary -

Read this story here: http://byzantinemilitary.blogspot.fr/2013/04/siege-of-phasis-rome-vs-persia.html

 

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 5 : Here is a round-up of today’s proverbs and fables – and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I’m getting ready for what’s going to be a summer of proverb adventures, shifting my focus to English-language proverbs. – by Laura Gibbs -

Read this story here: http://bestlatin.blogspot.fr/2013/04/latin-proverbs-and-fables-round-up_5.html

 

Megalensia: Day One : There’s less than an hour left on this day, and I’m only getting around to this now…so, today’s contribution will be brief. Today was the first day of Megalensia, the multi-day “national holiday” festival in honor of Cybele/Magna Mater in Roman tradition. – by aediculaantinoi -

Read this story here: http://aediculaantinoi.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/megalensia-day-one/

 

Happy Birthday Caracalla : Born Lucius Septimius Bassianus. 4 April 188. As Roman emperor (211-217 CE.), Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus. Other titles included Britannicus, Parthicus, Arabicus, Germanicus, and Adiabenicus Maximus. Caracalla is a nickname not used by the emperor. It is thought to refer to a hooded cloak that he made popular. Caracalla succeeded his father, Septimius Severus, co-reigned with his brother, Geta, and preceded Macrinus. This is a Types 4 Caracalla portrait, characterized by a rather rectangular face and block-like cranium, along with a sharp turn of the head, usually to the left. -

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ANTINOUS THE GAY GOD : “CURSED” ROMAN RING MAY HAVE INSPIRED TOLKIEN’S “LORD OF THE RINGS” A “cursed” Roman gold ring which may have inspired J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” novels has gone on display at a museum in Britain. – by Hernestus -

Read this story here: http://antinousgaygod.blogspot.fr/2013/04/cursed-roman-ring-may-have-inspired.html

 

Le castrum d’Argentorate (Strasbourg) 5/6 : C’est la « Legio VIII Augusta » qui donne au castrum primitif sa forme définitive. -

Read this story here: http://www.e-stoire.net/article-le-castrum-d-argentorate-strasbourg-5-6-116380309.html

 

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