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    Spectacular New Frescoes Uncovered in Pompeii

    A spectacular banqueting room with elegant black walls, decorated with mythological characters and subjects inspired by the Trojan War, is one of the rooms recently brought to light during the excavations currently underway in insula (block) 10 of Regio IX at Pompeii and which is now completely visible in all its splendor. It provided a refined setting for entertainment during…

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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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    Romans Look to Have Brought Bedbugs to Britain

    In a fascinating addition to our understanding of ancient Britain, recent archaeological work at Vindolanda, a key Roman garrison south of Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland, has unearthed evidence suggesting that the Romans may have introduced bedbugs to Britain. This discovery, made by Katie Wyse Jackson, a 24-year-old graduate student from University College Dublin, adds a new layer to the narrative…

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    Interamna, An Obscure Roman Village Escaped 3rd Century Decline of Empire

    Two thousand years ago, the ancient Roman settlement of Interamna Lirenas in central Italy’s Lazio region was a typical remote Empire town. It was believed to have suffered the same fate as so many obscure Roman settlements during the politically and economically stressful second and third centuries, declining gradually at first and then more rapidly before falling into oblivion by…

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    How the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire Shifted Populations

    Despite the Roman Empire’s extensive military and cultural influence on the nearby Balkan peninsula, a DNA analysis of individuals who lived in the region between 1 and 1000 AD found no genetic evidence of Iron Age Italian ancestry. Instead, a study published December 7 in the journal  Cell revealed successive waves of migrations from Western Anatolia, central and northern Europe, and…

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