When art researchers turned a TSA-style body scanner on a fresco, they got a surprise. ->
If you can't be one of the 2.5 million tourists who wander through the streets of Pompeii every year, you now have another option: Google's Street View. Pompeii on Street View The 360-degree panoramic street-level service debuted last week in the ancient Roman town that was buried in Mount Vesuvius...
They sleep under ancient Roman frescoes and walk on priceless mosaic floors, but they are far from living a privileged life. They are the dogs of Pompeii -- sick, starving, dirty and scruffy stray dogs who wander through the ruins of the volcano stricken Roman town. The poor animals have been livin...
In the mosaics, dating from the 1st to 5th centuries, groupers were portrayed much larger than current versions of the fish.
The statue, found in an illegal dig, depicts the ancient Roman emperor sitting on a throne.
Part of the ceiling of Nero's 2,000-year-old Golden Palace collapsed in Rome Tuesday morning, leaving a huge hole in the ground. Experts believe water had seeped into the ceiling, causing it to literally crumble away.
The large marble monument of Marcus Nonius Macrinus will be reburied as an archaeological project runs out of funds.
The tourist-baiting legion of sword-swishing, faux gladiators were warned that they will no longer be allowed to hang out at the 2,000-year-old monument.
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