Take It Back
Sbeitla is a small town in north-central Tunisia. Nearby are the Roman ruins of Sufetula, containing the best preserved Forum temples in Tunisia. The region was inhabited by nomadic tribes until the Legio III Augusta established a camp at Ammaedara. Through the surrender of the Berber leader Tacfarinas the region was pacified and populated under the Emperor Vespasian and his sons between 67 and 69.
Restoration reveals details of Romans who perished in Pompeii
Restorers are working on the carefully preserved plaster casts of 86 of the Romans trapped in Pompeii in 79 AD, including children seemingly frozen in terror. Here, Stefano Vanacore, director of the laboratory at Pompeii Archaeological Site can be seen carrying the remains of a petrified child in his arms
Masterpieces of Greek and Roman Theater - Comedy Links
Iron slave collar, Roman, fourth-sixth century CE The inscription says "I have run away; hold me. When you shall have returned me to my master, Zoninus, you will receive a gold coin". This was sealed around the slave's neck so there was no way to take it off.
The Mystery Of Baalbek
The ancient city of Baalbek is one of the greatest archaeological mysteries of all time. Located east of the Litani River in Lebanon, Baalbek is known for its exquisitely detailed yet monumentally scaled Roman temple ruins. These Roman temples were built on top of an ancient 5 million square foot platform that was made from some of the largest stones ever used in any construction project in the history of the earth. The largest stone found weighs 1200 tons and is about 64 feet long.
The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk and is located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan (Assuan), Egypt. Archaeologists claim the pharaoh known as Hatshepsut sanctioned its construction. It is nearly one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If finished it would have measured around 42 m (approximately 137 feet) and would have weighed nearly 1,200 tons.
The history of the tear bottle is captivating and poignant. Legends of tear bottles or lachrymatories abound in stories of Egypt and middle eastern societies. Tear bottles were prevalent in ancient Roman times, when mourners filled small glass vials with tears and placed them in burial tombs as symbols of love and respect.