Ancient Rome

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    Preserved Building Site at Pompeii Reveals Roman Construction Techniques

    New information relating to Roman construction techniques is emerging from the ongoing excavations at the Archaeological Park of Pompeii. In the rooms of the ancient domus in Region IX,  insula 10 excavations are revealing important evidence of a building site in full swing: work tools, stacked tiles, bricks of tuff, and piles of lime. A New Insight Into Pompeii Builders According…

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    Most Common Causes of Death in Ancient Rome and Greece (Video)

    Life in ancient Greece and Rome was far from the glamorous tales we envision. High mortality rates were fueled by childbirth perils, with poor sanitation contributing to infant mortality. Malaria, an insidious mosquito-borne disease, thrived in the marshy conditions surrounding Rome, contributing to epidemics that reshaped the city. Plagues, such as the Antonine plague and later bubonic outbreaks, swept through…

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