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Couple Used Ancient Roman Artifact as Coffee Table for Nearly 50 Years

A couple in New York has been using a priceless ancient Roman artifact as a coffee table for nearly 50 years. The incredible story of the 2,000-year-old "coffee table," which dates back to the time of the emperor Caligula, was...

Every Guy on TikTok Wants To Look Like Alexander the Great

The New York Times published a long-form article on Thursday exploring the relationship between TikTok's trendiest male hairstyle and its unexpected inspiration... Alexander the Great. Yes, you heard that right: it seems that Alexander the Great is still conquering the...

Archeologists Discover Slaves’ Room in Pompeii

A team of archaeologists working at the Archaeological Park of Pompeii on Monday has discovered the ruins of a room in which slaves once lived. Pompeii was an ancient Roman city that existed in what is currently known as Campania,...

Scarabs, Phalluses, Evil Eyes: Ancient Amulets and Disease

Believed to possess magical qualities, ancient amulets were once widely used. They range from amber pendants worn during Denmark’s Mesolithic age to evil eyes in ancient Greece. By Marguerite Johnson Throughout antiquity, from the Mediterranean to Egypt and today’s Middle East,...

From Washing Machines to Computers: How the Ancients Invented the Modern World

Many modern inventions like computers and washing machines actually have their origins in ancient times. By Zena Kamash True innovation is hard to find, as few things come out of nothing. Take the now-ubiquitous selfie, for example. The format may have...

Severed Limbs and Wooden Feet: How the Ancients Invented Prosthetics

An early mention of an ancient prosthetic comes from the Greek historian Herodotus, who tells the story of Hegesistratus, an Ancient Greek diviner who cut off his own foot to escape his Spartan captors -- and replaced it with...

Pompeii Skeleton Proves Greek Culture Was Thriving in Ancient Rome

A skeleton discovered this week in Pompeii, the Roman city which was completely destroyed after the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD, proves that Greek culture was thriving in ancient Rome. The discovery was made in the necropolis...

Greek Immigrant in Roman-Era London Used Amulet to Ward Off Plague

A Greek inhabitant of the Roman city of Londinium, lived through the Antonine plague by wearing a scroll with a Greek prayer in the form of rhyming hexameters.

Torlonia Marbles: The World’s Largest Display of Greek-Roman Statues Opens

One of the world's largest collections of Greek and Roman statues is now open in Rome, Italy for the public to see.

Greek Mosaic Comes to Light in Calabria

In Calabria, southern Italy, archaeology students while excavating came across the largest Greek mosaic, dating between 320 and 150 B.C. that depicts dragons and dolphins. The mosaic from Magna Grecia has been unearthed in Monasterace Marina, ancient Kaulonia. It is...