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…

Historic Findings: Vetulonia

sharpness / 123RF Stock Photo Pantalica   Etruscan discoveries are rare to come by but thankfully the site of Vetulonia has shown no stop to its treasures. The site has already been explored and ruins were discovered but now a new site is being explored. A large villa was discovered consisting of 10 rooms with…

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: Kings of Sealand

Sealand         I used this video for research on the Sealand dynasty and I recommend it for anyone looking at the Ancient Middle East: Credit: Ollie Bye I already support Ollie Bye on Patreon and you should too: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4740833 You’ve probably never heard of the Sealand dynasty of Mesopotamia and for good reason. There really isn’t…

Roman Findings: Romans Underwater

The Sunken Ruins Credit: AFP news agency In the depths of the Mediterranean, lurking near Tunisia, the ancient city of Neapolis (new city) has been discovered. An old Roman city, it was washed away in a tsunami, swiping it away from the empire. The city has very little archaeological history behind it, probably due to…

Roman Findings: The Citrus King

bloodua / 123RF Stock Photo The Citrus King According to archaeobotanist Dr. Dafna Langgut, Tel Aviv University, citrons and lemons were a status symbol in the Mediterranean with other citrus fruits arriving a millennium later. She chronicles their spread through Persia and the Levant into the western Mediterranean, citrons going first. Bitter orange, lime and…

Preservation of History: Palmyrene Restoration

Two funerary busts from Palmyra have been restored in Italy thanks to innovative 3-D imagining to recreate what they once look liked. They will be returned to Syria by March 2017.  Restored Busts   One piece of an ancient Greek sarcophagus has been recovered after it was stolen in Greece in 1988. It was seized…

Recent Discoveries 2

An Umayyad Palace History The Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz has reaped the rewards of an archeology project in the Umayyad era ksar (castle) Khirbat al-Minya. Several small items were found as well as facilities for sugar cane production, a major industry in the region at the time. The discovery of this in particular is…

Recent Discoveries 10/10/16

So this is a new series I want to do where I preview multiple recent discoveries that don’t need full articles but I want to cover anyway. So they may end up being a bit old but I’ll still try to fill it with interesting finds. These will be the first ones and I hope…