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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May 21, 2015 One of the best-known Danish Bronze Age finds, the Egtved Girl from 1370 BC, was not born in Egtved, Denmark, reveals new research. Strontium isotope analyses of the girl's ... read more
May 20, 2015 Paleontologists have published a description of the first dinosaur fossil from Washington state. The fossil was collected along the shores of Sucia Island State Park in the ... read more
Nov. 20, 2014 Hidden under the vegetation and crops of the Eria Valley, in León (Spain), there is a gold mining network created by the Romans two thousand years ago, as well as complex hydraulic works, such as ... 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