Historic Findings: A Roman Neighborhood

sergxfq / 123RF Stock Photo Roman Theatre in Dougga – the former capital of Numidia. Tunisia Welcome to France! We’ll be starting our survey of information here. A preserved Roman neighborhood was discovered in Sainte Colombe, a small commune across from Vienne in southeastern France. The finds are already quite impressive. They include: Metalwork Shops…

Historic Roman Findings: Britain, Libya, France

bloodua / 123RF Stock Photo Pompeii  Mural   A new discovery in Libya has shown that the ancient ruins in the world still have far more unearthed secrets. In the ancient Greco-Roman city of Ptolemais, between the Libyan cities of Benghazi (Libya’s second largest) and al-Bayda along the northern Mediterranean shore, a Roman villa was…

New History: Ancient Port of Salamis

samot / 123RF Stock Photo Greece Researchers discovered the naval port where Greek forces gathered prior to the Battle of Salamis. This decisive engagement ultimately pushed the Persian forces back into Persia and began a process of continual defeats for decades. The port was also one of the largest in the Greek world. Salamis A…

Brikawood

Brikawood was developed by a French company and takes an aim at sustainability in construction. Instead of hammering the wood together the boards are constructed to fit into each other. This way you only need a minimum amount of extra supplies, construction is faster and it’s much easier than traditional methods. Interestingly there are more…

Days in History Dec 16

belchonock / 123RF Stock Photo December 16 714: Pepin of Herstal, mayor of the Merovingian palace (essentially prime minister but under the Pippinids de facto king) dies leaving his wife Plectrude, politically powerful in her own right, to be regent until his grandson comes of age to rule. 755: An Lushan revolts against the Tang…

Days in History Dec 14

belchonock / 123RF Stock Photo December 14 557: Constantinople is rocked by a massive earthquake, so powerful that the Hagia Sophia and city walls were damaged. Upon its occurrence it was widely written about by a variety of authors. Unfortunately the Huns would take advantage of the damaged walls by invading easily in 559. 835:…