A new book by classicist and historian Andrew M. Riggsby investigates the types of information technologies drawn, painted, and inscribed on the surfaces of the ancient Roman world.
A new exhibition at University of Michigan’s Kelsey Museum of Archaeology dives deep into the material and application of pigment and in doing so highlights a colorful, international history.
The virtual reality tour of Rome at the heart of Rome Reborn started as a digital humanities project collaboratively developed by dozens of artists, classicists, archaeologists, and 3D modelers.
SPQR initially stood for Senatus Populusque Romanus (the Senate and Roman people), but a growing number of white supremacists have adopted the acronym to symbolize their movement.
Recent research on the use of graphic narratives in the ancient world has revealed their value to everyday people in the ancient Mediterranean — similar to modern audiences’ appreciation for such work.
The site in Vienne, a major provincial capital of the Roman empire, covers some 75,000 square feet and includes a public square, private homes, and a school.
Nearly 4,000 records from Rodolfo Lanciani’s personal archive are searchable through a new online database.
The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World explores widespread modes of timekeeping in the Greco-Roman world and their continued influence today.
The Onassis Cultural Center NY is showcasing four decades of archaeological findings from Dion, the ancient Greek village that tried to get as close to the gods as possible by building shrines and structures on the slopes of Mount Olympus.
A carving of a phallus in a rock would probably seem like the handiwork of a bored youth today, but such imagery was especially common in ancient Greece and Rome as a symbol of good luck rather than a sexual reference.
New York City has public art that’s older than the city itself.
A 42-year-old Russian tourist visiting Rome was arrested and fined €20,000 (~$25,000) for carving a “K” nearly 10 inches tall into a wall inside the Colosseum, the first century CE amphitheater.