Roman concrete, one of the world's most durable compounds, closely resembles the rock formed in the depths of a dormant supervolcano in Italy.
See the ruins of a prestigious maritime villa from Roman times, unlocked after 15 years.
The Italian police arrested the head of the largest mafia, the 'Ndrangheta family, whose yearly revenue is estimated to equal 3 percent of Italy's GDP. So how powerful are today's mafia outfits, and who are the main players?
On the Tuscan island of Elba archaeologists find remains of lavish, ancient villa.
Archaeologists recover the remains of the villa belonging to the real- life individual that inspired the epic tale of Ben-Hur.
Dig into the mystery of a skull found with several holes drilled in the cranium.
Apparently ground up bone powder from the skulls of martyrs was an ingredient in sought after medicines.
A study of fecal matter from a medieval warlord -- the patron of the poet Dante Alighieri -- suggests he was poisoned with a deadly heart-stopping plant called foxglove. Continue reading →
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