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"
AFP (Mar. 4, 2014) Vikings were not just violent warriors but also craftsmen, traders and explorers, a new exhibition at the British Museum reveals. At the centre of the exhibition is a 37-metre long Viking warship, ... watch video
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
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.
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AFP (Oct. 29, 2013) A necklace and mitre studded with precious emeralds and diamonds go on display in Rome as part of an unprecedented exhibition in which the "Treasures of San Gennaro" are shown for the first time ... watch video
AFP (July 26, 2014) Tourists visiting Italy at the peak of the summer season are disappointed to find some of Rome's most famous attractions being restored and offering limited access. Duration: 01:01
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Sep. 2, 2015 Archaeologists have unearthed the oldest known pottery from Papua New Guinea in a surprisingly remote location in the rugged highlands. The piece of red glossy pottery with ... read more
Sep. 2, 2015 New analysis carried out on skeletons discovered in a centuries-old mass grave in Durham, UK, has led experts to conclude they are the remains of Scottish soldiers taken prisoner after the 1650 ... read more
Sep. 2, 2015 A new international study estimates that there are more than 3 trillion trees on Earth, about seven and a half times more than some previous estimates. But the total number ... read more
Sep. 1, 2015 Prehistoric 'sanctuary' regions where New Zealand seabirds survived early human hunting have been documented by scientists. The researchers reconstructed the population histories for prehistoric New ... 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