Roman Empire Archeology News Today 2013-06-23

Dura Europos Fresco Moses

Dura Europos Fresco Moses

We have found 22 Roman Empire Archeology News today!

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Roman townhouse ‘underneath Lincoln Castle’ : The team have already reached the foundations of the Norman phase of the castle during their work. Archaeologist Cecily Spall said the dig had reached a depth of 3.5m with another half-metre of digging left to complete. -

Read this story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-23004369

 

Teston Roman villa discovery solves 140-year-old mystery : An archaeological mystery that has eluded experts in Kent for 140 years has finally been solved following the rediscovery of the site of a Roman villa. -

Read this story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-23003797

 

Fire sculptures light up Roman ruins during night of revelry (From The Northern Echo) : BREATHTAKING fire sculptures, a torchlight procession and a mysterious shoe collector brought an ancient archaeological site to life last night (Friday, June 21). – by Lizzie Anderson -

Read this story here: http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/10501152.Fire_sculptures_light_up_Roman_ruins_during_night_of_revelry/

 

Morts mystérieuses à Pompéi : résoudre le crime de la villa Ménandre après 1 900 ans : Que s’est-il passé dans cette maison lors de l’éruption du Vésuve, en 79 après J.-C. ? Qui est venu y dérober les trésors qu’elle renfermait ? Les archéologues tentent d’élucider une énigme qui remonte à l’Antiquité. Cette énigme pourrait être considérée comme résolue. -

Read this story here: http://www.nationalgeographic.fr/3092-morts-mysterieuses-pompei-menandre-archeologie/

 

: Much More Graffiti in Dura Europos (3rd century CE) Part I, Kilroy Was Here!Part 2, Azzanathkona is coming!Part 3, Temple of Palmyran Gods Home Sweet Home Imagine! You are sitting on a bench in the entrance hall of a grand mansion in Dura Europos one fine day, waiting for an audience with its noble -

Read this story here: http://judithweingarten.blogspot.fr/2013/06/i-am-hiya-part-4.html

 

Roman Mosaic Discovered in Jerash, Jordan : I am always interested in reading about new archaeological discoveries in Jordan, since I worked on an archaeological site in Petra (the Pool and Garden Complex) in the summer of 2011. – by paigedoerner -

Read this story here: http://paigedoerner.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/roman-mosaic-discovered-in-jerash-jordan/

 

Day 16- The “Well” Strikes Again : Posted on 20. Jun, 2013 by in Diary Today, spirits were high as the sun was shining and progress was being made with many features reaching completion. – by drobinson -

Read this story here: https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/big-dig-2013/2013/06/20/day-16-the-well-strikes-again/

 

FOLLOWING HADRIAN : To modern readers, this can sound rather shocking as for us, going to the toilet is most definitely a private matter. However, public latrines were perfectly acceptable in Ancient Rome. Toilets are to be found at many archaeological sites. – by carolemadge -

Read this story here: http://followinghadrian.wordpress.com/

 

UNESCO warns Syrian heritage sites endangered : UNESCO on Thursday added six ancient sites in Syria including a fortress of Saladin and a Crusader castle to the endangered World Heritage list, warning that more than two years of civil war had inflicted heavy damage. – by Suy Se -

Read this story here: http://phys.org/news/2013-06-unesco-syrian-heritage-sites-endangered.html

 

ANTINOUS THE GAY GOD : HADRIAN would have been planning a long night tonight in his personal observatory, despite the fact that it is the shortest night of the year — the Summer Solstice — which is exact shortly after 7 a.m. in Rome Friday morning. – by Hernestus -

Read this story here: http://antinousgaygod.blogspot.fr/2013/06/hadrians-villa-observatory-tower.html

 

Rediscovered Roman Concrete Is Insanely Durable and Green : Anyone who owns a house knows that concrete isn’t very durable. You’re replacing sidewalk blocks every 15 years or so, and if you have a concrete structure near saltwater, it literally gets eaten, slowly but surely. – by Jeff Kleist -

Read this story here: http://www.technologytell.com/hometech/97715/roman-concrete-durable-and-green/

 

Binchester 2013: Day Thirteen : Another day of good weather although the runes don’t auger well for the rest of the week. In Trench 1, we saw the cleaning up of the latrine for photographs – this involved tidying up the interior and tarting up the outside edge of the walls. Worth it for some good images. – by David Petts -

Read this story here: http://binchester.blogspot.fr/2013/06/binchester-2013-day-thirteen.html

 

Ancient Roman bones reveal brutal history : In the days of ancient Rome, it was never a good idea to send amateurs to pacify the Germanic tribes. The Emperor Augustus found this out in A.D. 9, when his handpicked crony, Varus, blundered into a series of ambushes in the Teutoburg Forest and lost about 20,000 men in three days. -

Read this story here: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2013/04/14/general/ancient-roman-bones-reveal-brutal-history/

 

Binchester 2013: Days 11-12 : It’s been a busy couple of days on site, with major new discoveries and some splendid finds! Starting in Trench 2, the highlight has undoubtedly been the discovery of lovely carved stone head by Alex. This was found in the dump layers in the main room in the probably bath building. – by David Petts -

Read this story here: http://binchester.blogspot.fr/2013/06/binchester-2013-days-11-12.html

 

Popular Archaeology : Located near the small coastal town of Maryport in northwestern England, remains of the ancient Roman fort of Alauna were first uncovered by amateur archaeologist Joseph Robinson in the late 19th century. – by Authors -

Read this story here: http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/june-2013/article/archaeologists-unearth-roman-frontier-fort-and-settlement-in-england

 

Byzantine Sword type “Joshua” : Out on an ancient greek: Byzantium in the fourth century AD, was founded Constantinople, New Rome, which is elevated to the imperial capital by Constantine I, the Empire of “Byzantine. -

Read this story here: http://periklisdeligiannis.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/byzantine-sword-type-joshua/

 

The Byzantine Militia : In the proto-Byzantine period, the inhabitants of the Empire’s urban areas were organized in groups along the lines of the Circus Fractions. These groups were called “Deimoi” and were headed by leaders called “Democrats”. – by Gary -

Read this story here: http://byzantinemilitary.blogspot.fr/2013/06/the-byzantine-militia.html

 

Oxfordshire’s earliest recorded resident: Roman tombstone goes on display : It is known that in a long lost town in the Oxfordshire of AD 79 an Italian immigrant died. The discovery of the tombstone of Lucius Valerius Geminus – a veteran of the Second Augustan Legion – has revealed to archaeologists the first known biography of any person to have lived in the county. – by Dave Gilyeat -

Read this story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-22873707

 

A View from the other Roman Frontier : In general the Roman Empire had logical boundaries. The Atlantic ocean was on the west, so not much risk of invasion from that direction. The Sahara desert on the south also proved impenetrable. To the north you had Hadrian’s Wall and the North Sea. These were not perfect but largely served well. – by Tacitus -

Read this story here: http://detritusofempire.blogspot.fr/2013/06/a-view-from-other-roman-frontier.html

 

Burials of three warriors unearthed in Serbia : The 2,500-year-old remains of three warriors, buried with their weapons, have been unearthed in Serbia. – by Sevaan Franks -

Read this story here: http://www.ablogabouthistory.com/2013/06/17/burials-of-three-warriors-unearthed-in-serbia/

 

Serbia: ancient tombs discovered from 2,500 years ago : (ANSAmed) – BELGRADE, JUNE 12 – The skeletel remains of ancient warriors with spears and daggers have been uncovered in an archeological site during the construction of the Corridor 10 highway project in south-east Serbia. -

Read this story here: http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/generalnews/2013/06/12/Serbia-ancient-tombs-discovered-2-500-years-ago_8860238.html

 

Life is an (Ancient) Highway : The next time you’re stuck in gridlock on the highway, spending hours in traffic to get to your destination, remember… the ancient Persians had it better than you. Despite the enormity of the Persian Empire in 5th-century BC, the Persian Royal Road was built for speed and efficiency. – by The Scribe -

Read this story here: http://ancientstandard.com/2013/06/17/life-is-an-ancient-highway/

 

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