Armed with laser rangefinders, GPS technology and remote control robots, a group of speleologists is completing the first ever mapping of the aqueducts of ancient Rome on archaeology's "final frontier"
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AP (June 28, 2013) Just in time for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a team of geographers and cartographers have produced an interactive online map that shows the terrain as it would have appeared ... watch video
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Reuters (Aug. 7, 2013) Its rich history makes it a tourist destination.
Now, Rome's new mayor pays homage to the streets once ruled by emperors by closing them off to traffic.
Tourists and some proud locals are welcoming ... watch video
Feb. 10, 2016 Considerably more of the fossil record of creatures such as mammoths, mastodons, camels, horses and ground sloths has been lost in what is now the continental United States ... read more
Feb. 10, 2016 The Roman Emperors used to spend their summers in the city of Baia, near Naples. With the passage of time, however, the majority of their luxury villas became immersed under ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 Researchers have recreated the universe's primordial soup in miniature format by colliding lead atoms with extremely high energy in the 27 km long particle accelerator. The ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 For more than 70 years, fossilized arthropods from Quercy, France, were almost completely neglected because they appeared to be poorly preserved. Experts have now been able ... read more
Feb. 8, 2016 South Africa's Australopithecus sediba, discovered in 2008 at the renowned archaeological site of Malapa in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, is again helping us ... read more
Feb. 4, 2016 DNA evidence lifted from the ancient bones and teeth of people who lived in Europe from the Late Pleistocene to the early Holocene -- spanning almost 30,000 years of European ... read more
June 10, 2015 A study of limestone deposits within the Anio Novus aqueduct in Rome has allowed researchers to report an actual estimate for the aqueduct's flow rate. By studying limestone deposits that formed ... read more
Mar. 26, 2013 Engineers have developed a portable device -- carried in a backpack -- that can be used to automatically create maps in tight spaces where GPS is not readily available – such as in underground ... read more
Oct. 10, 2012 Several ancient Roman texts describe the assassination of Julius Caesar in Rome, at the Curia of Pompey in 44 BC, which was the result of a plot among a group of senators to eliminate the General. ... read more