Map of the Roman Conquest of Italy
This map shows the Roman conquest of Italy from 500 BCE to 218 BCE.
Odoacer (433-493 CE, reigned 476-493 CE) also known as Odovacar, Flavius Odoacer, and Flavius Odovacer, was the first...
Ostia (or Ostia Antica) lies 15 km from the city of Rome for which it served as the city’s principal port and harbour...
Pompeii and Mt. Vesuivus
The excavated ruins of Pompeii in the foregreound with the volcano Mt. Vesuvius in the background. Along with Herculaneum...
Prodigies: Earthquake Perception from Julius to L'Aquila
The beauty of being an archaeologist is having the good fortune to find something on an archaeological dig that remains...
Roman Healing Spas in Itaiy: A Study in Design and Function
A spa is defined as a bathing establishment which used thermal-mineral spring water for therapeutic purposes. Although...
The Mediterranean island of Sicily, with its natural resources and strategic position on ancient trading routes, aroused...
The Etruscans: A Population-Genetic Study
The origins of the Etruscans, a non-Indo-European population of preclassical Italy, are unclear. There is broad agreement...
The Grandeur of Roman Mosaics
Roman mosaics decorated luxurious domestic and public buildings across the empire. Intricate patterns and figural compositions...
The Legacy of Antiquity at the Dawn of the Renaissance
"Of all the art forms, sculpture was the first to give a comprehensive and coherent voice to the new formal Renaissance...