Veni Vedi Vici

After Caesar’s victory over Pharnaces he sent to Rome his simple report, “Veni Vedi Vici”.

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…

The Record of 2016

The cultures for this year were recorded as: Byzantine, Etruscan, Greek, Iranian, Ottoman, Roman, Umayyad     Byzantine   Location: Black Sea Finds: Ships https://tomeoftrovius.com/2016/11/02/recent-discoveries-2/   Egypt   Location: Abydos, Egypt Finds: Ships https://tomeoftrovius.com/2016/11/16/egyptian-boats/   Etruscan   Location: Poggio Colla, Italy Find: Stele https://tomeoftrovius.com/2016/10/10/recent-discoveries-101016/   Greek   Location: Peta, Jordan Finds: Statue https://tomeoftrovius.com/2016/10/10/recent-discoveries-101016/   Culture: Minoan/Mycenaean Location:…

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….