Researchers say the presence of mineral deposits known as “lime clasts” could explain why these ancient structures remain standing.
“Unusually Large” Roman-Era Stone Phallus Impresses Archaeologists
The discovery confirms that it’s not the length of the history that matters, so much as its breadth.
Woman Finds 2,000-Year-Old Roman Bust at a Texas Goodwill
The sculpture, which she bought for $34.99, is now on view at the San Antonio Museum of Art.
Antiquities Expert Calls on Getty Museum to Repatriate Ancient Artwork
A researcher is calling on the LA museum to return the fresco fragment, claiming it was linked to Robert E. Hecht Jr., who was accused of trafficking in looted art.
2,000-Year-Old Roman Glass Bowl Unearthed “Like New”
Archeologists excavating in Nijmegen, the Netherland’s oldest city, found the bowl in pristine condition.
Strikingly Preserved Roman Statues Discovered During Railway Dig
Archaeologists excavating along the route of the new HS2 railway in England unearthed three Roman busts in a find they describe as “once in a lifetime.”
The Tender, Loving Side of the Romans
Hérica Valladares explores the softer side of an ancient people famed for brutality.
Barbarians and Sculpture’s Color Barrier in Ancient Rome
Examining the clothing and also the color that Romans used to visualize those they defined as “barbarians” gives us a clue as to how Romans differentiated themselves from their foes
Beautiful Roman Frescoes Uncovered in the South of France
PARIS — In the Bouches-du Rhône in Arles, archaeologists have uncovered a sumptuous ancient treasure in what remains of a Roman villa dating from the 1st century BCE.
Lighter than Air: Desire Across Millennia
NAPLES — In the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, there’s a tiny Roman fresco, about a foot square, of a semi-nude woman and man floating against an azure sky, one of many such fragments you’ll find there.