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the romans

  1. maximus otter

    Scientist Believes She’s Found The Recipe For Ancient Roman Concrete

    Scientists have long puzzled over the elusive recipe for ancient Roman concrete, which has withstood the test of time better than any of the concrete that’s been poured in the 20th century. Now, Maria Jackson from the University of Utah claims to have unravelled the mystery, and furthermore...
  2. ramonmercado

    Archaeological Finds On The Roman Frontiers

    A lot of history to be rewritten if this proves accurate.
  3. JamesWhitehead

    Caligula Restored

    Not quite so momentous as the rediscovery of Metropolis - see Lost & Found thread in Fortean News for that - but I see the bbfc has just passed Caligula uncut at 18. http://sbbfc.co.uk/Caligula_Case_Study.asp I plan to watch it with my favourite horse. 8)
  4. rynner2

    History Rewritten: Myths Busted & New Truths Uncovered

    http/tinyurl.com/yqr5sy (Mod Edit: Original link is broken. Archived version found via The Wayback Machine here: https://web.archive.org/web/20090130100439/https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1545177/Caravaggio-was-actually-Merisi-of-Milan.html) rynner the ubiquitous
  5. MrRING

    Gladiator-O-Rama: Not So Brutual As At First Thought

  6. ramonmercado

    Roman Archaeology (Miscellaneous)

  7. A

    A Brief History Of Magic(k)

    I'm writing a story/book, I have been working on it for quite a few months now. I've not started the narrative, I've just been developing a complex backstory, and roughing out the plot of the story. The main subject of the story is religion, and a theocracy that has control of basically all...
  8. M

    Roman Coin Discovered In New Zealand

  9. lopaka

    Proof Caligula Was 'Completely Off His Rocker'

    By Shasta Darlington ROME (Reuters) - For centuries scholars have debated whether Caligula, the Roman empire's eccentric third ruler, was a megalomaniac who dared to defy the gods or a maligned emperor whose caprices were exaggerated after his death. Now a group of archaeologists digging...
  10. A

    Pompeii & Herculaneum: Destruction / Archaeology / Findings

    http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/04/01/1017206183365.html The article is too long to quote, but in summary it concerns a Roman villa in Herculaneum, partially excavated, which turned out to house the only intact library to have survived from the ancient world. Around 1800 papyri were...