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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,...

Robots with Artificial Intelligence to Reconstruct Pompeii Frescoes

A robot fitted with artificial intelligence will be used to restore the stunning frescoes damaged in Pompeii nearly 2,000 years ago when Mt. Vesuvius erupted, leaving the ancient city blanketed in volcanic ash. After the volcano erupted, lava coursed down...

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,...

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...