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This is truly one of the most awesome and impressive artifacts from the late Roman Empire ever found–and it was found only recently. This magnificent chalcedony sphere clutched in a … Continue reading
Although it most likely didn’t belong to an emperor or some pivotal figure, in many ways this simple rag doll is every bit as amazing as the sword of Tiberius … Continue reading
This Roman sword, 22 inches long, made of iron and with a bronze scabbard, has carvings along the scabbard that depict the Roman general Tiberius–later Emperor–presenting a trophy of victory … Continue reading
This helmet was worn by a soldier of the city-state of Athens who had rather a bad day in the late summer of the year 490 BCE. He was killed … Continue reading
This imposing-looking fortress in the harbor of Naples, Italy is called the Castel dell’Ovo, has been a fortress, a monastery and a prison since Roman times. In addition to being … Continue reading
This is Troy, one of the most famous locations of the ancient world, or at least what’s left of it. Today it is an archaeological and UNESCO World Heritage Site, … Continue reading
Today, June 21, is traditionally the date of the summer solstice. On this day, at noon, at a certain latitude, a stick standing upright will cast no shadow at all–but … Continue reading