Vae Victis

The story behind the Latin phrase Vae Vicitis

Roman Findings: Metro House, Amasra Sea Ruins

Credit: MiBACT.TV   The ever exciting digging under Roman soil to expand their metro system has this time yielded an amazing house. They believe the house belonged to a Roman commander due to its proximity to a nearby barracks. It has plenty of mosaics and decorated walls, 14 rooms, a bathhouse and under floor heating…

Roman Findings: Beit Shemesh Monastery, 1,000 Doliche Seals

Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority Official Channel   A Byzantine monastery was discovered during construction in Ramat Beit Shemesh outside Jerusalem. Among the findings were mosaic floors decorated with birds and pomegranates, stone walls, bases of marble pillars decorated with crosses, a bronze cross and ceramic oil lamps. The finds from the next excavation were much…

Roman Findings: Caesarea Mosaic, Roman Boxing

Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority Official Channel In the Caesarea National Park in northern Israel a large mosaic was discovered which dated to the 2nd – 3rd century CE. Caesarea is an old Roman city which has been the site for amazing discovery after discovery for years. The mosaic was Roman but also had Greek inscriptions…

Alternative Afterlives #3: Capsula Mundi

Credit: Capsula Mundi   Capsula Mundi (Life Capsule) is an Italian service similar to previous examples I have found which want to create forest cemeteries. They will take bodies or ash and encase them in a dirt pod, plant them and then plant a tree on top so that it can absorb the nutrient. The…

YouTube Excellence #2: Geography Now

Credit: Geography Now It’s time to learn Geography NOW! This is the catchy start to the YouTube show, Geography Now. A favorite of mine for years, it features its host, Barby (cool Aussie word, also girl’s doll), goes over, in general, each country that exists in the world which has been recognized by the U.N….

Roman Findings: Julian Landing, Augustan-era Ships, Sümela Chapel

bloodua / 123RF Stock Photo   The landing site of Julius Caesar’s British Invasion has a new contender at Pegwell Bay based on carbon dating of weapons, similarities to the fortress of Alésia and the size of the bay compared to Caesar’s fleet size. The research was carried out by researchers from the University of Leicester….

Roman Findings #1-20

Roman Findings: Metro House, Amasra Sea Ruins Roman Findings: Beit Shemesh Monastery, 1,000 Doliche Seals Roman Findings: Caesarea Mosaic, Roman Boxing Roman Findings: Julian Landing, Augustan-era Ships, Sümela Chapel Roman & Byzantine Ships Hampshire Temple Sümela Chapel Kahramanmaraş Necropolis Çorum Hermes Denizli Sewage Marble Roman Findings: Caligula’s Stolen Mosaic EB2AB Roman Lead Stolen Mosaics Remains…

Historic Findings #21-40

Historic Findings: Seljuk Tablets Tablets found in the south of Turkey add to their early history Historic Findings: Turkic Khaganate A memorial mound to a long dead Yabgu may hold secrets of the ancient Khaganate of the steppe. Historic Findings: Ile-Ife Glass The glass beads from Ile-Ife have been analyzed more thoroughly  Historic Findings: Griffin…

Historic Findings #1-20

Historic Findings – Nigeria, UAE, Egypt Findings in the Danube The Bamburgh Bird Tombs throughout Egypt Trading in Arabia in the Bronze Age An Aztec Ballcourt The Glass of Ife-Ife A Fragment from Arad Historic Findings – Tomb of Augustus, England, Vienna Scanning Carnuntum Beneath Chichester Renovating Augustus Historic Findings – Delos, Alexandria, Mycenaean Tomb Delian Harbor…