Roman Empire Archeology News Today 2014-04-22

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We have found 36 Roman Empire Archeology News today!

 

 

 

The mafia left Naples in ruins. Can they do the same to Pompeii? : Having been buried under ash from Mount Vesuvius almost 2000 years ago, the Roman city of Pompeii managed to rise again – becoming one of the world’s most famous historic sites and tourist attractions. But over the past decade – under the weight of 2. – by Michael Day -

Read this story here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-mafia-left-naples-in-ruins-can-they-do-the-same-to-pompeii-8581883.html

 

Petra: The red rose city of the Nabataeans : There is only one true way to experience Petra, the greatest city of the Nabataeans, a people who occupied the area from Sinai and Negev to northern Arabia in the west and as far north as southern Syria. -

Read this story here: http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/petra.html

 

Gaulish Graves Found, and Other Stories… : First, some Gaulish graves in France have been found which may have some major light to shed on Gaulish culture. – by aediculaantinoi -

Read this story here: http://aediculaantinoi.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/gaulish-graves-found-and-other-stories/

 

The Struggle to Save Pompeii : POMPEII, ITALY—The Great Pompeii Project seeks to preserve the UNESCO World Heritage Site and improve its accessibility to tourists with $137 million from the European Union. “The project is going to reshape the way things are dealt with. -

Read this story here: http://www.archaeology.org/news/809-130422-italy-pompeii-conservation

 

PARILIA : This coming Sunday (21 April) the people of Rome shall celebrate the 2766 anniversary of the Founding of their city. Parades shall wind through the City with costumed companies of legionaries representing the glory of ancient Rome in just one part of the city’s celebration. – by piscinus -

Read this story here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religioromana/2013/04/parilia/

 

Megala Antinoeia 2013 : Here’s the posts on this occasion I did in 2011 that tells more about the various occasions involved in this holy day (and a further post including a poem that went on to be printed in Devotio Antinoo, and was used in the Antinoan Dream Incubation Ritual at PantheaCon 2013!) and in 2012. – by aediculaantinoi -

Read this story here: http://aediculaantinoi.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/megala-antinoeia-2013/

 

Currency and Exchange in Ancient Pompeii : Congratulations to Richard Hobbs who has just published Currency and Exchange in Ancient Pompeii: coins from the AAPP excavations at Regio VI. Insula 1. This is Supplement 116 if the Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies (London ISBN 978-1-905670-14-3). – by Hilary Cool -

Read this story here: http://bloggingpompeii.blogspot.fr/2013/04/currency-and-exchange-in-ancient-pompeii.html

 

Le peuple de Rome : Ressources multimédias / Émissions de radio / Le Salon noir / Radio : Le Salon noir Le peuple de Rome Publié le lundi 22 avril 2013 · Mis à jour le lundi 22 avril 2013 Avec Catherine Virlouvet, Directrice de l’École française de Rome loading the player … -

Read this story here: http://www.inrap.fr/archeologie-preventive/Ressources-multimedias/Radio-Le-Salon-noir/p-15852-Le-peuple-de-Rome.htm

 

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem x kalendas maias : ante diem x kalendas maias 178 A.D. — martyrdom of Epipodias at Lyons 202 A.D. — martyrdom of Leonidas in Alexandria 248 A.D. — second day of celebrations for Rome’s 1000th anniversary ca 250 A.D. – by David Meadows -

Read this story here: http://rogueclassicism.com/2013/04/22/this-day-in-ancient-history-ante-diem-x-kalendas-maias-3/

 

Celebrating Rome’s 2766th : Yesterday’s celebrations resulted in some GREAT photos of assorted folks in assorted period costumes (most are Getty images of some sort) … here’s some of the better coverage I came across: About these ads – by David Meadows -

Read this story here: http://rogueclassicism.com/2013/04/22/celebrating-romes-2766th/

 

Novitas-Romanitas : ancientart:

The Ancient Roman Pons Aemilius -

Read this story here: http://novitas-romanitas.tumblr.com/post/48612537169/ancientart-the-ancient-roman-pons-aemilius

 

Hamas Threat to Roman Temple? : Israeli news outlets have ignored the imminent razing of an ancient Roman archaeological site by Hamas in Gaza, according to Israel Media Watch (IMW). The terror group is building a military training site for terrorist purposes. – by David Meadows -

Read this story here: http://rogueclassicism.com/2013/04/19/hamas-threat-to-roman-temple/

 

Apolline Project: illuminating the dark side of Vesuvius : Benvenuto nel sito web ufficiale dell’Apolline Project, il progetto di ricerca multidisciplinare sul “lato oscuro” del Vesuvio, ossia il versante settentrionale del vulcano, e più in generale sugli antichi territori di Neapolis e Nola. – by Charles Jones -

Read this story here: http://ancientworldonline.blogspot.fr/2013/04/apolline-project-illuminating-dark-side.html

 

The Archaeology News Network : Reconstructing how the Romans made glass  -

Read this story here: http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.de/2013/04/reconstructing-how-romans-made-glass.html#.UXFQz7VTDh4

 

Iin London where archaeologists have discovered thousands of Roman artefacts : Thousands of Roman artefacts have been unearthed in an archaeological dig hailed as ‘the most important excavation ever held in London’. Archaeologists have found coins, pottery, shoes, lucky charms and an amber Gladiator amulet which date back almost 2,000 years. – by Leon Watson -

Read this story here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2306443/The-Bloomberg-Place-Construction-Site-Archaeological-dig-London-heralded-capitals-important-excavation.html

 

iPhone and iPad app: Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum : Over 250 objects featured in the exhibition are plotted onto street plans of the two cities. – by Jo Berry -

Read this story here: http://bloggingpompeii.blogspot.fr/2013/04/iphone-and-ipad-app-life-and-death-in.html

 

Constantine I : Realizing that the Roman Empire was too large for one man to adequately rule, Emperor Diocletian (284-305 CE) split the empire into two, creating a tetrachy or rule of four. – by Donald L. Wasson -

Read this story here: http://www.ancient.eu.com/Constantine_I/

 

Hadrian goes to Attaleia… images from Hadrian’s Gate at Antalya : Antalya was founded as Attaleia by Attalus II, King of Pergamum, around 150 BC with the aim of establishing a naval base. It is possible that the town was an expansion of an older settlement or was built on top of a pre-existing one, as 2008 excavations suggest. – by carolemadge -

Read this story here: http://followinghadrian.wordpress.com/2013/04/20/hadrian-goes-to-attaleia-images-from-hadrians-gate-at-antalya/

 

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 21 : HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem undecimum Kalendas Maias. MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today’s legend shows Apollo and Marsyas; 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_21.html

 

Deified Roman Women : greywindsor said: What do you know about deified Roman empresses? I know the emperors were (for the most part) ‘automatically’ deified upon their deaths, but what about their wives? You are right that wives and mothers of emperors were often deified for having that position in the Imperial fa -

Read this story here: http://ancientpeoples.tumblr.com/post/48537070312/deified-roman-women

 

NYT article: The Latest Threat to Pompeii’s Treasures: Italy’s Red Tape : But now, its deep-hued frescoes, brick walls and elegant tile mosaics appear to be at risk from an even greater threat: the bureaucracy of the Italian state. – by Jo Berry -

Read this story here: http://bloggingpompeii.blogspot.fr/2013/04/nyt-article-latest-threat-to-pompeiis.html

 

Nearly 1,700-year-old Church found in Shiloh, Israel -  -

Read this story here: http://www.yourjewishnews.com/2013/04/26777.html

 

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem xiv kalendas maias : ante diem xiv kalendas maias ludi Cereri continue (day 7) 359 A.D. – by David Meadows -

Read this story here: http://rogueclassicism.com/2013/04/18/this-day-in-ancient-history-ante-diem-xiv-kalendas-maias-3/

 

Dumbarton Oaks Resources for Byzantine Studies : Dumbarton Oaks Resources for Byzantine Studies: A collection of electronic resources created by Dumbarton Oaks and guides to online resources Online Lead Seals Catalogue The site of the ongoing project to catalogue the 17,000 Byzantine seals in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection. – by Charles Jones -

Read this story here: http://ancientworldonline.blogspot.fr/2013/04/dumbarton-oaks-resources-for-byzantine.html

 

Portrait head of the emperor Hadrian, found in Athens, AD 130-138 : Colossal portrait head of the emperor Hadrian, made of pentelic marble. It was found in Athens. The emperor wears a wreath of oak leaves that end above his forehead in a medallion representing an eagle. The holes in the hoop of the wreath were used to inlay golden leaves. Height 0,55 m. -

Read this story here: http://followinghadrian.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/marble-colossal-portrait-head-of-the-emperor-hadrian-found-in-athens-ad-130-138-national-archaeological-museum-of-athens/

 

Picture of the Week: Laodicea Main Street : Last week, a link was provided on this blog to some fascinating 360-degree panoramas of the remains at Laodicea. So our “picture of the week” comes from Volume 10 of the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands which focuses on Western Turkey. The image captures the remains of the main street in Laodicea. – by Seth M. Rodriquez -

Read this story here: http://blog.bibleplaces.com/2013/04/picture-of-week-laodicea-main-street.html

 

Nerva : Marcus Cocceius Nerva was Roman emperor from 96 to 98 CE and his reign brought stability after the turbulent successions of his predecessors. In addition, Nerva helped establish the foundations for a new golden era for Rome which his chosen successor Trajan would bring to full fruition. – by Donald L. Wasson -

Read this story here: http://www.ancient.eu.com/Nerva/

 

Plebs: Bananae : In this episode, the boys’s flat is overrun with Thracian fruit sellers, and Marcus falls foul of a group of veterans of the Roman army. The essential basis of this episode is the constantly expanding nature of the Roman world. – by Juliette -

Read this story here: http://popclassicsjg.blogspot.fr/2013/04/plebs-bananae.html

 

Book: Privata Luxuria – Towards an Archaeology of Intimacy: Pompeii and Beyond : Out recently:Anna Anguissola (ed.), Privata Luxuria – Towards an Archaeology of Intimacy: Pompeii and Beyond. International Workshop Center for Advanced Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (24–25 March 2011). Munich: Herbert Utz Verlag GmbH, 2012. Contents:I. – by Jo Berry -

Read this story here: http://bloggingpompeii.blogspot.fr/2013/04/book-privata-luxuria-towards.html

 

Roman Eternal Expansion: Dream, Folly – or Necessity? : The Roman Empire was one of the largest, longest lasting and most important states in human history. It stretched from the Scottish border in the North to the Sahara in the south, from Spain in the West to Arabia in the East. – by HeritageDaily -

Read this story here: http://www.heritagedaily.com/2013/04/roman-eternal-expansion-dream-folly-or-necessity/

 

Temple of Jupiter And Caesar’s Last House Unearthed On The Palatine Hill : Excavations at the Palatine Hill in Rome have unearthed the first Temple of Jupiter Stator, or Jupiter the Stayer. The temple’s name derives from the Latin words “with him who stops” used to invoke the ancient god to give the armies of Rome the strength to resist in the face of an enemy. – by Carol King -

Read this story here: http://www.italymag.co.uk/italy/rome/temple-jupiter-and-caesar-s-last-house-unearthed-palatine-hill

 

Roman in the snow: hundreds visit NW Cambridge Site open day : Almost 500 people braved the snow to visit the Northwest Cambridge Site’s extensive archaeological remains during an open day last month. – by Carly Hilts -

Read this story here: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/news/roman-in-the-snow-hundreds-visit-nw-cambridge-site-open-day.htm

 

Officials, police inspect Pompeii excavations : The Italian government’s anti-mafia directorate and police on Tuesday carried out raids at the world-famous archaeological site of Pompeii, which Rome and the European Union has granted 105 million euros to restore. – by David Beard MA -

Read this story here: http://romanarc.blogspot.fr/2013/04/officials-police-inspect-pompeii.html

 

Birth of the Roman Emperor Gratian : When Valentinian died, Gratian ruled in the west and his uncle Valens ruled in the east. Gratian had been fighting the Alamanni while Valens was dealing with the Goths at Adrianople. – by N.S. Gill -

Read this story here: http://ancienthistory.about.com/b/2013/04/18/on-this-day-in-ancient-history-6.htm

 

Cyprus: The Eastern Roman province : Cyprus since the beginning of the Eastern Roman empire’s history was a province that belonged to the administration of the east.The capital of this authority was in Antioch.Cypriots were involved in dynastic wars as Licinius obliged them to help him against Constantine the Great. – by Spiros -

Read this story here: http://akrokorinthos.blogspot.fr/2013/04/cyprus-eastern-roman-province.html

 

Roman-Era ‘Cosmetics’ May Have Treated Eye Chlamydia : Roman-era toiletry sets consisting of tweezers, scrapers and other artifacts have long been interpreted as beauty aids. But it’s possible the tools had a more gruesome use: to treat a type of Chlamydia that infects the eye. The tools are found across Great Britain and date back to around A.D. -

Read this story here: http://www.livescience.com/28806-roman-cosmetics-eye-disease.html

 

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