The authors describe Rome prior to Republican Times as a smart city because its expansion did not substantially alter the natural features of the area, and natural resources were managed to minimize environmental risks.
Forget the Vandals – the fall of the Roman Empire can be explained by biology, according to a new book.
From lions to lice, owls to octopi, animals played a big role in ancient lessons on speaking and writing.
An Oxford academic has pieced together fragments of ancient epic poetry, revealing a new side to Ancient Greek culture in scenes of startling brutality, blasphemy, and even cannibalism.
Archaeologists working Israel’s capital city Tel Aviv have discovered pieces of ancient Egyptian beer-brewing pottery dating back to over 5,000 years ago.
‘I think we have a very powerful imagined idea of what an ancient city should be like, which is a romantic empty ruin that stands in mute testament to the past.’
A building thought to be where Mary and Joseph raised Jesus has been found by an archaeologist from the University of Reading. While…
The first scientific evidence of frankincense being used in Roman burial rites in Britain has been uncovered by a team of archaeological scientists led by the University of Bradford.
Published in the journal Science, the researchers suggest that the most plausible explanation for the wheat reaching the site is that Mesolithic Britons maintained social and trade networks spreading across Europe.