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  • Roman oil lamp depicting lesbian sex will go on permanent display at the British Museum along with other artefacts representing LGBTQ+ culture as part of a new diversity drive

    06/25/2020 12:29:50 PM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 25, 2020 | Ryan Morrison
    The British Museum has added a Roman-era oil lamp depicting a scene of lesbian sex and other LGBTQ+ cultural objects to its permanent exhibition. The museum, which is currently closed due the coronavirus pandemic but usually attracts about six million visitors a year, already runs popular LGBTQ-themed tours. Five new objects, including the lamp, a novelty 'nine bob note', a Greek coin depicting Sappho, Kabuki prints and a medallion from a cross-dressing spy will go on display in the museum.
  • Fall of the Roman Republic and rise of the Empire may have been triggered by a massive volcanic eruption in Alaska in 43 BC that set off a global climate shock leading to famine and unrest

    06/23/2020 2:49:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 23, 2020 | Jonathan Chadwick
    Scientists say a massive volcanic eruption in Alaska more than 2,500 years ago triggered a global climate shock on the other side of the Earth that led to the fall of the Roman Republic. The eruption of Mount Okmok on an Alaskan island in the year 43 BC – an event known as 'Okmok II' – spewed ash particles that cooled the planet by shading incoming solar radiation. Scientists say this caused with a spell of extreme cold in the Mediterranean during the European summer – the second-coldest of the last 2,500 years.
  • The Germs That Destroyed An Empire [Roman Empire]

    04/24/2020 11:28:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 24, 2020 | Rod Dreher
    he COVID-19 pandemic has brought the global economy to a halt. The geopolitical upheavals yet to come will dramatically change world history, in unpredictable ways. The United States is only three months into its struggle with coronavirus, and is experiencing an Icarus-like plummet from the economic heights. The tiny coronavirus will ravage the nations, and may even cause empires to fall. We have been here before. In his 2017 book The Fate Of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire, Oklahoma University historian Kyle Harper examined the roles that climate instability and plague played in weakening the Roman...
  • Patty from the Past: Ancient Romans 'invented the beef burger' -- and this is their 3,500-year-old recipe

    03/08/2020 9:53:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 135 replies
    Sun UK ^ | March 4, 2020 | Charlotte Edwards
    What you may consider to be a quintessentially American invention is actually mentioned in an ancient Roman cookbook called Apicius. The text was written by an unknown author sometime between the late 4th and 5th century AD and contains lots of recipes. One of those recipes describes a dish called 'Isicia Omentata'. It details how a cook should use minced meat, pepper, pine nuts and a rich fish-based sauce and form them all into a patty shape. This Roman delicacy looks very similar to modern day burgers once cooked. The Romans are also credited for being big users of 'fast...
  • The Surprising Christian ‘Dominion’ [Tom Holland new book "Dominion: How The Christian Revolution Remade The World."]

    02/27/2020 8:48:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    American Conservative ^ | February 27, 2020 | Rod Dreher
    I hate long drives, but the one redeeming aspect of them is that I get to do something I never do otherwise: listen to audiobooks. Driving to and from Dallas is a 16-hours-plus trip from Baton Rouge. I made it with my wife and kids this past weekend, for a wedding. On my son Matt’s recommendation, I listened to historian Tom Holland’s book Dominion: How The Christian Revolution Remade The World. Before I say anything about the book, I want to recommend a cool piece of technology. It’s illegal to drive with standard earbuds in, so Matt let me borrow...
  • Incredibly rare Roman mosaic depicting a mythical chariot race for a Greek princess

    09/02/2019 9:47:48 AM PDT · by mairdie · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 September 2019 | Harry Howard
    A Roman mosaic depicting a mythical chariot race has been fully uncovered in a Berkshire village - and it could be one of Britain's most exciting archaeological discoveries. The 1,600-year-old mosaic, which was found in Boxford in 2017 but only fully uncovered recently, is one of only three of its kind in the world and is 'totally unknown' in Britain, experts said. It depicts a chariot race involving Greek mythological figure Pelops, who is racing to win the hand of love interest Princess Hippodamia. ... The mosaic will now be covered over once more to protect it and to allow...
  • The Roman Ninth Legion's mysterious loss

    08/26/2019 7:32:27 AM PDT · by robowombat · 35 replies
    History Net ^ | 16 March 2011 | Dr Miles Russel
    The Roman Ninth Legion's mysterious loss 16 March 2011 The disappearance of Rome's Ninth Legion has long baffled historians, but could a brutal ambush have been the event that forged the England-Scotland border, asks archaeologist Dr Miles Russell, of Bournemouth University. One of the most enduring legends of Roman Britain concerns the disappearance of the Ninth Legion. The theory that 5,000 of Rome's finest soldiers were lost in the swirling mists of Caledonia, as they marched north to put down a rebellion, forms the basis of a new film, The Eagle, but how much of it is true? It is...
  • Recently Discovered: 1700-Year-Old Letter Unveiling How Christians Lived Centuries Ago

    07/23/2019 9:37:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 203 replies
    GODTV ^ | 07/22/2019 | Rhoda Gayle
    A 1700-year-old letter that was recently discovered is said to reveal the way Christians actually lived centuries ago.230 AD The Papyrus P.Bas. 2.43 was written by a man named Arrianus to his brother Paulus, who was believed to be named after the apostle Paul. The letter has been dated to 230s AD and is thus older than all previously known Christian documentary evidence from Roman Egypt.It describes day-to-day family matters and provides insight into the world of the first Christians in the Roman Empire.“The earliest Christians in the Roman Empire are usually portrayed as eccentrics who withdrew from the world...
  • Pompeii ‘fast food’ bar unearthed in ancient city after 2,000 years

    04/01/2019 8:38:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 106 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | March 27, 2019 | Amgela Giuffrida
    A well-preserved frescoed “fast food” counter is among the latest discoveries unearthed by archaeologists in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. The 150 or so thermopolia, or snack bars, dotted across the city were mostly used by the poorer residents, who rarely had cooking facilities in their home, to grab a snack or drink. Typical menus included coarse bread with salty fish, baked cheese, lentils and spicy wine.
  • March 23, AD 536 ~ Mutiny of Justinian's Army in Africa

    03/23/2019 10:09:36 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 14 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | Florentius
    After his stunning re-conquest of Roman north Africa, and destruction of the Vandalic kingdom, Belisarius returned to Constantinople late in AD 534. He left prematurely because a conspiracy had sprung up accusing him of seeking to usurp the imperial power and set himself up as king of Africa. To defuse suspicion, he packed up his household and returned to the capital, his ships laden with the Vandal royalty as captives and the legendary Vandal treasure. Once in Constantinople, Belisarius received a traditional Roman triumph. But while the imperial court celebrated, the situation in Africa deteriorated. Belisarius had left his former...
  • A black woman who lived in Britannia in Roman times "a lady of ivory bracelet"

    03/04/2019 3:36:25 PM PST · by robowombat · 29 replies
    Gigazine ^ | 14:30 Mar 02, 2010
    Mar 02, 2010 14:30:03 A black woman who lived in Britannia in Roman times "a lady of ivory bracelet" (This article was originally posted in Japanese on 14:30 Mar 02, 2010) Roman EmpireSpeaking of ancient Roman civilizationLatinAnd CaesarGaara's war historyRecord remains inGaulians·GermanicAlthough it tends to embrace the image of a society centered on white people, such as white, the vast empire with the whole region of the Mediterranean coast as a version,Aeeguptus(Now Egypt) toMauretania(Now Morocco) to include the northern African region, there are also many African populations, and it seems that there were many people who moved out of Africa...
  • Pontius Pilate’s ring discovered from site near Bethlehem

    11/29/2018 7:28:32 PM PST · by bkopto · 97 replies
    World Israel News ^ | 11/29/2018 | staff
    The Israeli daily Ha’aretz is reporting that a bronze ring found 50 years ago at the Herodion excavation near Bethlehem has been discovered to bear the name of Pontius Pilate, Roman governor of Jerusalem and the man who ordered the crucifixion of Jesus, according to the New Testament. Ha’aretz reports that the name was discovered on the ring with the use of a special camera at the Israel Antiquities Authority labs. The letters on the ring spelled out in Greek writing “Pilatus.” The words surrounded a picture of a wine vessel. Hebrew University Professor Danny Schwartz told Ha’aretz that Pilatus...
  • Peak Civilization - The Fall of the Roman Empire

    10/25/2018 11:24:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 36 replies
    Financial Sense ^ | 7JAN11 | UGO BARDI
    A silver mask that had belonged to a Roman cavalryman of imperial times. It was found on the site of the battle of Teutoburg, fought in September 9 A.D. This year marks the 2000th anniversary of the battle that led to the annihilation of three Roman legions and changed forever the history of Europe. It was a tremendous shock for the Romans, who saw their mighty army destroyed by uncivilized barbarians. It was not yet the peak of the Roman Empire, but it was a first hint that something was deeply wrong with it. This text describes the presentation that...
  • How Jesus Died: Rare Evidence of Roman Crucifixion Found

    06/05/2018 12:28:31 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies ^ | | June 4, 2018 08:08am ET | By Tom Metcalfe, Live Science Contributor
    The body of a man buried in northern Italy 2,000 years ago shows signs that he died after being nailed to a wooden cross, the method used for the execution of Jesus described in the Christian Bible. Although crucifixion was a common form of capital punishment for criminals and slaves in ancient Roman times, the new finding is only the second time that direct archaeological evidence of it has been found. A new study of the skeletal remains of the man, found near Venice in 2007, reveals a lesion and unhealed fracture on one of the heel bones that suggests...
  • Saudis sign deal with Vatican to build churches [Rev 17]

    05/07/2018 11:37:02 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 10 replies ^ | 05/04/2018 | Staff
    Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement with the Vatican to build churches for Christian citizens, according to Egyptian news media reports. Online newspaper Egypt Independent on Wednesday said the agreement was signed during a visit by Jean-Louis Tauran, the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue at the Vatican, during his visit to the kingdom in April. Al Jazeera could not independently verify the contents of the purported agreement. In an interview with Vatican News, Tauran confirmed a declaration had been signed which paved the way for further dialogue, but did not mention building future churches in Saudi Arabia. Tauran met high-level...
  • LiDAR Reveals an Ancient Roman Highway

    03/26/2018 7:56:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | March 26, 2018 | Ross Pomeroy
    The mountainous, limestone landscape near Trieste, Italy is a wonder to behold. Slightly acidic water carves and erodes the soluble, sedimentary rock over many thousands of years, fracturing the terrain and creating jagged formations. Above ground is a garden of naturally-cut sculptures. Below ground lies a system of weathered caves. The place fosters a distinct feeling of oldness. It is in this picturesque setting that a team of Italian and Australian scientists has discovered an ancient Roman highway. The etched lines of the archaic road are just tens of centimeters deep, but stand out clearly in exquisite images created with...
  • Man Accused of Killing Cellmate: 'There’s One Less Child Molester'

    02/28/2018 10:25:22 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    Florida authorities say an inmate who killed his cellmate last month while awaiting trial for killing another cellmate in 2015 is now in solitary confinement. The Panama City News Herald reports 21-year-old Frederick Patterson III said he killed his 82-year-old cellmate Arthur Williams on Jan. 15, and told correctional officers that “there’s one less child molester on the streets.” Patterson, a convicted burglar, was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for killing 45-year-old Scott Collinsworth, a convicted robber, in the Apalachee Correctional Institution.
  • Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

    01/18/2018 5:58:35 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 53 replies ^ | 18 Jan 2017 | AP
    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadimas, such accusations against Barros are “all calumny.”
  • The not so honorable Dick Durbin

    01/15/2018 9:06:28 AM PST · by yoe · 39 replies
    Powerline ^ | January 14, 2018 | Paul Mirengoff
    Today ( Chuck Schumer tweeted this) about his comrade-in-arms, Dick Durbin: "To impugn @SenatorDurbin’s integrity is disgraceful. Whether you agree with him on the issues or not, he is one of the most honorable members of the Senate. Actually, Durbin is one of the slimiest members of the Senate. And that covers lots of territory.[snip]In addition to making stuff up, Durbin is willing, if not eager, to impugn the integrity of those who deserve better. During the Bush administration, he (he compared) American soldiers to Nazis, Soviets, and Pol Pot.
  • Temple to ancient Roman cult resurrected beneath London

    01/13/2018 2:05:58 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 20 replies
    cnn ^ | 12 Jan 2018 | Katy Scott,
    It is believed that soldiers and merchants gathered in these secret temples drinking, feasting and performing rituals that may have involved simulating death and rebirth, and even some nakedness... ...They were very effective at keeping their knowledge a secret, so we really don't know a lot about what went on in the Mithraeum ...