Whether the ancient Romans’ copious use of the metal in their civilization resulted in lead poisoning has been debated by classics scholars for centuries. New archaeological research on skeletons from
Thermal baths designed to be 'the jewel of Pompeii' have finally been opened to visitors after a painstaking excavation. The Roman city was destroyed by a volcanic eruption 2,000 years ago before its inhabitants
It begins with a startling vision of love at first sight, painted by an Athenian artist c530BC. The Greek hero Achilles is shown in glinting black armour, bearing down on Penthesilea, leader of the Amazons.
The biomorphic shapes were discovered with hi-tech imaging and old-fashioned archaeology. Japanese researchers have used machine learning and artificial intelligence to identify 143 new Nazca Lines, also
This ancient queen of Palmyra conquered Egypt, captured Roman provinces, and nearly transformed her realm into an empire equal to Rome. Wealth, culture, and power dwelled in the city of Palmyra in the
What did a meal taste like nearly 4,000 years ago in ancient Babylonia? Pretty good, according to a team of international scholars who have deciphered and are re-creating what are considered to be the
The ancient Egyptians left us with plenty of head scratching. How did they actually build the pyramids? Where is Queen Nefertiti buried? What’s inside that mysterious void in the Great Pyramid of Giza?
Since antiquity, Chios has drawn visitors with its prized, aromatic resin. Walk Pyrgi’s narrow, medieval streets and you’ll see buildings, arches—even the undersides of balconies—etched with intricate,