By combining an analysis of written artifacts with a study of skeletal remains, Stanford postdoctoral scholar Anne Austin is creating a detailed picture of care and medicine in the ancient world.
Gladiators mostly ate a vegetarian diet, and were referred to as ‘hordearii’ which means barley eaters’.
A team of Greek and international divers and archaeologists has retrieved stunning new finds from an ancient Greek ship that sank more than 2,000 years ago off the remote island of Antikythera. The rescued antiquities include tableware, ship components, and a giant bronze spear that would have belonged to a life-sized warrior statue.
Archaeologists in England have made a ‘once-in-a-career’ discovery of the decorated bronze remains of an Iron Age chariot.
A hoard of 22,000 Roman coins has been unearthed near the English town of Seaton in East Devon. The ‘Seaton Hoard’ of copper-alloy Roman coins is one of the largest and best preserved fourth-century collections to have ever been found in Britain.
This is a review of the Ancient Lives: New Discoveries exhibit at the British Museum until November 30th, 2014.
‘We really hit the jackpot with this excavation campaign.’
A host of previously unknown archaeological monuments have been discovered around Stonehenge as part of an unprecedented digital mapping project
A major Roman archaeological site in northern England could be threatened by development, as the Church of England plans to sell off the land it sits on.