Built of brick and marble, the now gleaming white pyramid was erected as the burial chamber of a Roman magistrate, Gaius Cestius.
The largest cache of gold coins ever found in Israel was discovered by chance by divers at Caesarea National Park. The treasure includes at least 2,000 gold coins from the Fatimid period, approximately 1,000 years ago. Continue reading →
An ancient Roman pond, surrounded by bits of Roman pottery, garbage pits and even a bronze fingernail cleaner, was unearthed in southern England.
Archaeologists find an ancient water basin in Rome that could once hold 1 million gallons of water.
The massive basin was part of a farm dating to the third century B.C.
The impressive door is made from marble brought down from the island of Thasso and bolsters the theory that the site is a grand tomb. Continue reading →
From wealthy neighborhoods in the city's north to working class suburbs in the south, Romans are not shy about scrawling on walls.
In a city where fine arts academies abound, graffiti is both technical and gorgeous.
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