Pope Francis pushed open the massive holy door of St. Peter's basilica, marking the start of a jubilee on the theme of mercy.
The Vatican's recent arrest of a priest and a laywoman for allegedly leaking confidential documents reveals a lesser known aspect of the religious body.
Roman concrete, one of the world's most durable compounds, closely resembles the rock formed in the depths of a dormant supervolcano in Italy.
The ruins of one of the most prestigious maritime villas from Roman times are set to reopen after 15 years on July 2 in a small, almost uninhabited island off the Tuscan coast.
See the ruins of a prestigious maritime villa from Roman times, unlocked after 15 years.
The 23-foot wooden machine, powered by slaves deep in the stadium's belly delivered wolves, boars and even antelopes to do battle with gladiators.
An ancient tombstone names a woman, but a male body was found beneath.
Built of brick and marble, the now gleaming white pyramid was erected as the burial chamber of a Roman magistrate, Gaius Cestius.
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