Roman Empire Archeology News Today 2013-04-08

Roman Empire Archeology News

Tondo mit Septimus Severus und seiner Familie (Tondo showing the Severan dynasty, the family of Roman Emperor Septimius Severus), Tempera auf Holz, Dm 30,5 cm, (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We have found 30 Roman Empire Archeology News today!

 

 

Emperor Caracalla Was Assassinated : On This Day in Ancient History: Caracalla came to power honestly enough, but when he succeeded his father, Septimius Severus (of the Severan Dynasty), in A.D. 211, he was supposed to share the imperial purple with his brother, Geta. – by N.S. Gill -

Read this story here: http://ancienthistory.about.com/b/2013/04/08/on-this-day-in-ancient-history-emperor-caracalla-was-assassinated.htm

 

The Archaeology of Roman-period Nazareth : The Institute of Archaeology and Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society will jointly host a lecture by Ken Dark (University of Reading) at the Institute on 15 April. -

Read this story here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/calendar/articles/20130415

 

Maybe Cleopatra Didn’t Commit Suicide : The famous story of Cleopatra’s suicide gets points for drama and crowd appeal: Her lover, Mark Antony, had been defeated in battle by Octavian and, hearing that Cleopatra had been killed, had stabbed himself in the stomach. – by Rachel Nuwer -

Read this story here: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/03/maybe-cleopatra-didnt-commit-suicide/

 

Une conférence sur Palmyre par le directeur des fouilles polonaises Michel Gawlikowski : La ville de Palmyre: nouvelles perspectives Le mercredi 17 avril à 18h Cycle Jean Pouilloux A Lyon (69007) Université Lumière Lyon 2 Grand amphithéâtre 18, quai Claude Bernard Tél. : 04 72 71 58 25http://www.mom. -

Read this story here: http://www.mondedelabible.com/actualites/une-conference-sur-palmyre-par-le-directeur-des-fouilles-polonaises-michel-gawlikowski/

 

The costumer : Your web-browser is very outdated, and as such, this website may not display properly. Please consider upgrading to a modern, faster and more secure browser. Click here to do so. Textile making is one of the oldest technologies. – by Brenda Fowler -

Read this story here: http://76945-costume-since-antiquity.tumblr.com/

 

Ancient Egyptian pigment proves very promising : First artificial ink is still blue, and now known to emit near-infrared rays when irradiated with light. – by Ippo -

Read this story here: http://newsavalanche.com/2013/04/08/ancient-egyptian-pigment-proves-very-promising/

 

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem vi idus apriles : ante diem vi idus apriles ludi Megalensia continue (day 5) 217 A.D. — murder of the emperor M. Aurelius Antoninus (Caracalla) 1898 — Birth of Maurice Bowra (The Greek Experience) 1979 — death of E.R. – by David Meadows -

Read this story here: http://rogueclassicism.com/2013/04/08/this-day-in-ancient-history-ante-diem-vi-idus-apriles-3/

 

Classical Words of the Day : Latinitweets: https://twitter.com/LatinVocab/status/321185706133299203 *olfacio, olfacere, olfeci, olfactus* to sniff at, to detect the odor of #etymology English adj “olfactory” – relating to the sense of smell— Latin Vocabulary (@latinwordaday) https://twitter. – by David Meadows -

Read this story here: http://rogueclassicism.com/2013/04/08/classical-words-of-the-day-223/

 

In the Holy Land’s columns, frescoes, and desert palaces, Herod the Great lives on : Herod the Great may be best known among Christians as the cruel ruler who sought to kill Jesus as an infant, and whose son book-ended Jesus’ earthly travails, mocking him en route to his crucifixion. But this shrewd politician, appointed by Rome, left a far broader imprint on history. – by Christa Case Bryant -

Read this story here: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2013/0330/In-the-Holy-Land-s-columns-frescoes-and-desert-palaces-Herod-the-Great-lives-on

 

A LA RENCONTRE DE L’EMPIRE ROMAIN  -

Read this story here: http://augustuscaesarpraetoria.blogspot.fr/2013/04/a-la-rencontre-de-lempire-romainmmxiii.html

 

Mosaic from the archaic Roman Empire. : Photo by di Giovanni Dall’Orto, 25-7-2003. Sammenlikne dette bildet med følgende samiske bilde fra Härjedalen i Sverige. Compare this photo with the following photo of a Sami woman from Härjedalen in Sweden: bildarkivet.jamtli.com/bild.aspx?page=18&lan=J%C3%A4m… -

Read this story here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/28772513@N07/8628020143/

 

Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum (British Museum Exhibition) : Last week I travelled to London to visit the much anticipated ‘Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum’ exhibition at the British Museum. Many of you messaged me, looking to know how it was, and whether or not it is worth trekking to London to see. – by Neill -

Read this story here: http://pass-the-garum.blogspot.fr/2013/04/life-and-death-in-pompeii-and.html

 

Quand Paris s’appelait Lutèce : Paris ne s’est pas faîte en un jour ! Entre 58 et 50 av JC, Jules César conquiert la Gaule. Les Gaulois se soumettent… Une autre société émerge, la société gallo-romaine, avec une culture, des infrastructures, et des villes nouvelles. -

Read this story here: http://videos.lesoir.be/video/iLyROoafJ49F.html

 

Megalensia: Day Four : Today was the Great Spring Ceremony at the Shinto Shrine, but I was not able to make it–both my health and the weather were equally inclement today, alas, and thus I missed it. Drat. – by aediculaantinoi -

Read this story here: http://aediculaantinoi.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/megalensia-day-four/

 

Ancient Syrian sites in peril : Ali Shibleh crawls through a tunnel less than a metre high until reaching a slightly larger subterranean space. He swings his torch beam into the dark. -

Read this story here: http://www.theage.com.au/world/ancient-syrian-sites-in-peril-20130407-2heou.html

 

Corea Septentrionalis contumax : Cum Corea Septentrionalis mense Februario tertium experimentum nucleare fecisset, sanctiones contra eam a nationibus occidentalibus amplificatae sunt. Tum Coreani Septentrionales Americanis et confoederatis eorum verbis durissimis minitari coeperunt. -

Read this story here: http://www.yle.fi/radio1/tiede/nuntii_latini/corea_septentrionalis_contumax_40247.html

 

Ancient Roman artifacts unearthed in Manisa : A number of historical artifacts believed to date back to the Roman period have been unearthed by a backhoe operator in the Sarigol district of the western province of Manisa. Salih Sari was digging in a field when he hit something. -

Read this story here: http://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp

 

Revue De Presse :  : Un petit intermède, entre deux compte-rendus des conférences du Festival Latin-Grec, pour vous signaler la parution en kiosque du numéro d’Avril des Cahiers de Science & Vie, consacré à l’Antiquité romaine, et plus précisément intitulé : “Vivre à Rome au temps des Césars”. – by FL -

Read this story here: http://latogeetleglaive.blogspot.fr/2013/04/revue-de-presse-science-vie-vivre-rome.html

 

Le castrum d’Argentorate (Strasbourg) 6/6 : Le vicus et les canabae Autour de ce camp se développent les « canabae » (terme militaire désignant les baraques dressées aux portes des camps de la légion, puis, par extension, les hangars et entrepôts de commerce) et la ville civile, « vicus » avec toutes les activités artisanales (fer, -

Read this story here: http://www.e-stoire.net/article-le-castrum-d-argentorate-strasbourg-6-6-116380546.html

 

Of Burials and the Dead : A few days ago, on the occasion of Tomb sweeping day in China (when people pay respect to their ancestors by visiting their tombs), the BBC ran this report on how people were finding it extremely difficult to find burial space for their loved ones in Hong Kong. -

Read this story here: http://optimusmaximusadventurous.wordpress.com/tag/burials/

 

Rehabilitating Cleopatra : Cleopatra VII ruled Egypt for 21 years a generation before the birth of Christ. She lost her kingdom once; regained it; nearly lost it again; amassed an empire; lost it all. – by STACY SCHIFF -

Read this story here: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Rehabilitating-Cleopatra.html

 

The Hobbit ring that may have inspired Tolkien put on show : Lord of the Rings author was researching the story of the curse of a Roman ring for two years before starting Bilbo Baggins tale In what was once the housekeeper’s office of a Tudor mansion in Hampshire, a very odd golden ring glitters on a revolving stand in a tall perspex column. – by Maev Kennedy -

Read this story here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/apr/02/hobbit-tolkien-ring-exhibition

 

Experts say Roman villa may be hidden at Sudeley (From Cotswold Journal) : AN undiscovered Roman temple and villa could be hidden in the grounds of Sudeley Castle, according to archaeologists. Experts are calling for an investigation into the site at Stancombe Wood, in Winchcombe, following the discovery of a Roman sculpture which had been missing for nearly 100 years. -

Read this story here: http://www.cotswoldjournal.co.uk/news/local/10333390.Experts_say_Roman_villa_may_be_hidden_at_Sudeley/

 

La légende du Labarum : À Sainte-Croix a longtemps existé un pèlerinage assez particulier. Il tire ses origines du passage de Constantin, premier empereur romain chrétien. En 312 après J.-C., l’empereur romain Constantin fait route sur Rome, victorieux de guerres intestines en Germanie. -

Read this story here: http://www.lejsl.com/bresse/2013/04/07/la-legende-du-labarum

 

Ancient Art : Roman mosaic from the town of La Olmeda, Pedrosa de la Vega (Palencia, Spain). 4th century BC. -

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Injured veterans get rehab from Caerwent Roman dig (From Free Press Series) : INJURED veterans from across the UK have been taking part in an award-winning rehabilitation project based in Gwent. Soldiers and veterans injured on operations in Afghanistan are taking part in the groundbreaking project in Caerwent which uses archaeology to help their recovery. -

Read this story here: http://www.freepressseries.co.uk/news/10337946.Injured_veterans_get_rehab_from_Caerwent_Roman_dig/

 

ANTINOUS THE GAY GOD : The sculpture was erected after his death in the outer courtyard of Eleusis and captures this instant of his life, though officially it depicts him as the god Dionysos Zagreus, a divinity of suffering abd resurrection associated with the Eleusinian Mysteries. -

Read this story here: http://antinousgaygod.blogspot.fr/

 

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 7 : HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem septimum Idus Apriles. MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today’s legend shows The Abduction of Persephone; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here. – by Laura Gibbs -

Read this story here: http://bestlatin.blogspot.fr/2013/04/latin-proverbs-and-fables-round-up_7.html

 

‘Thor 2′ Star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Joins ‘Pompeii’ : Although many people already know him as the mysterious Mr. Eko from ‘Lost,’ Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is set to be seen by by an untold number of people later this year when he plays the villainous Kurse in ‘Thor: The Dark World. – by Jacob Hall -

Read this story here: http://screencrush.com/thor-2-star-adewale-akinnuoye-agbaje-joins-pompeii/

 

Ancient Peoples : limestone altar of goddess Nehalennia  This… : This goddess has its roots in the Celtic culture but was adopted, like many other gods, by the Romans when there were stationed in that area. The goddess is seated on a throne and is accompanied by a dog, which reflects loyalty. The fruits are a symbol of the goddess as a fertility goddess.  -

Read this story here: http://ancientpeoples.tumblr.com/post/47291251515/limestone-altar-of-goddess-nehalennia-this

 

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