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How Did Etruscan Civilization Influence the Roman Empire?

Etruscan civilization predated the Roman Empire by hundreds of years, and as such, the Romans were profoundly influenced by many Etruscan practices, including types...

Rise and Fall of Roman Empire Shifted Balkan Populations, DNA Analysis Shows

A recent study, published on December 7th in the journal Cell, examined the DNA of people living in the Balkan region between 1 and...

Images Reveal 400 Roman Empire Forts in the Middle East

Declassified images taken by US spy satellites during the Cold War have revealed hundreds of previously unknown Roman-era forts in the Middle East, particularly...

Little Known Facts About the Byzantine Empire

The contribution of the Byzantine Empire to Western Civilization was of great importance as it preserved ancient Greek knowledge in philosophy and science

What Was Ancient Egypt Like Under Roman Rule?

The Ptolemaic Dynasty ruled Egypt for nearly three centuries. This Greek dynasty came to an end when the Romans defeated the famous Mark Antony...

Massive Roman Legion Camp Discovered at Mythical ‘Armageddon’

A massive Roman camp has been unearthed in Israel at Har Megiddo, the mythical Armageddon where in the New Testament the kings of the...

Why Was Greek the Predominant Language of the Byzantine Empire?

Greek was the predominant language spoken in the Byzantine Empire (Eastern Roman). Despite Romans establishing the empire, Latin was always ranked second. The lands that...

Marcus Aurelius, the Roman Emperor Who Embraced Greek Philosophy

The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius ruled over the classical world's most powerful empire. In addition to his achievements as a ruler, military strategist, and...

Belisarius: The Commander Who Expanded the Byzantine Empire to Its Greatest Extent

Belisarius is the much underrated military commander of the Byzantine Empire who led the armies of Justinian I in reclaiming enormous swathes of the...

Roman-Era Wine Shop Discovered in Greece

Archaeologists in Greece discovered a 1,600-year-old Roman-era wine shop that met its end due to a sudden event, possibly an earthquake or building collapse....