As the historical action movie 'Pompeii,' opens we list 10 surprising things about ancient Romans you probably didn't know.
Ancient quarries under Rome threaten modern buildings and streets with collapse, leading geologists to go underground to map the passageways.
A historian claims to have found evidence that the story of Jesus was a hoax based on a Roman emperor's biography. Continue reading →
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone assumes control of day-to-day business until a new pope is elected. ->
A Roman sword, still in its leather-bound wooden scabbard, was unearthed in Jerusalem where it had apparently laid since its last battle nearly 2,000 years ago.
Once completed, travelers to Rome will get to see the square fully restored to its 17th-century Baroque glory.