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Author Topic: No News like Ancient News – Roman frescoes discovered  (Read 76859 times)

Offline Hammers

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Re: "Daily" Ancient Nonsense – Graffiti Gladiators
« Reply #270 on: October 23, 2013, 09:04:21 PM »
Mysterious 6th century monument unearthed in Gamla Upsala

http://www.arkeologigamlauppsala.se/Sv/nyheter/2013/Pages/monument-discovered-in-old-uppsala.aspx

As the article states, archeologists do not yet have a firm theory what the purpose of it is. It may very well have been used for sacrificial rituals as the holy sacrificial ash trees in the areas where animals of the male sex, including thralls, were strung up, are mentioned by several ancient and medieval writers (including the Greek traveller, dilettante and confabulator Pytheas).


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Re: "Daily" Ancient Nonsense – Graffiti Gladiators
« Reply #271 on: November 03, 2013, 05:48:07 PM »
Why don't my Roman cavalry have helmets like this? ;)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-24692571

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Re: "Daily" Ancient Nonsense – Graffiti Gladiators
« Reply #272 on: November 03, 2013, 06:10:25 PM »
just buy one from aventine


the match is quite close I'd say, with the difference of the face mask, which makes Your example a ceremonial helmet for the hyppika gymnasia and Aventine's a combat one..

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« Last Edit: November 25, 2013, 07:35:47 PM by Prof.Witchheimer »
I knew the truck didn´t want to hit me...it had dodge written on the front

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Re: "Daily" Ancient Nonsense - Huge Gladiator School Found
« Reply #274 on: December 04, 2013, 04:16:16 PM »
Wonderful thread.  :)

A prostitutes "cell" in the  lupanar at Pompeii ( lupanar or lupanarium, from lupa, "she-wolf,")


Basically the main attraction (in terms of pure tourist quantity) in Pompeii. And I have to admit (in shame) that I already testing such a comfy looking bed.  :?

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Offering services for one cup of a good red ...
« Last Edit: December 04, 2013, 06:59:41 PM by Humboldt »

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Re: "Daily" Ancient Nonsense – Roman Britain brought to life
« Reply #275 on: December 04, 2013, 04:44:01 PM »
*heavy breathing*

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Re: "Daily" Ancient Nonsense – Roman Britain brought to life
« Reply #276 on: December 04, 2013, 06:55:41 PM »
You deserve a volcano  :D

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Re: "Daily" Ancient Nonsense – Roman Britain brought to life
« Reply #277 on: December 04, 2013, 07:09:50 PM »
Well that's fair enough:  :D

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"Alexander the Great may have been killed by toxic wine made from a poisonous but harmless-looking plant, scientists have claimed."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/mystery-of-alexander-the-greats-death-solved-ruler-was-killed-by-toxic-wine-claim-scientists-9054625.html

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Re: No News like Ancient News – Vindolanda Live-Blogging
« Reply #279 on: June 22, 2015, 02:43:18 PM »
Most will be well aware of the Vindolanda site, a Roman fort at Hadrian's Wall and one of the best documented archaeological sites in the world. So while this is not "news" in particular, one can keep track of the annual (and current) excavation campaigns via their blog.

A taster:

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The trench is being carefully lowered, Antonine walls and drains recorded and lifted, in order for us to land on the dark and soft Hadrianic demolition layer. This week, with the sun shining bright on us, a fresh start was made in the vicus, as the team lead by Profs. Green and Meyer, together with Lauren, started removing the gravel and picked up the excavation from where it was left in 1972-73. Just under the level reached a beautiful flagged floor, pertaining to the Antonine annex (cAD160-200) and what appears to have been an industrial area, with abundant charcoal and evidence for ovens. In this area a complete Samian cup was found, bearing a clearly legible potter’s stamp.

Professor Meyer with his first find of 2015 and a Ballista head from the vicus excavations
As the digging continues we expect to reach the Antonine drainage ditch visible underneath the industrial area: this was partially excavated in 2014 and produced 3 stunning wooden bowls, currently undergoing conservation.

On Twitter they're literally live-blogging as finds get unearthed. Fascinating stuff.

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Re: No News like Ancient News – Roman frescoes discovered
« Reply #280 on: July 12, 2015, 12:01:08 PM »
Well, there's something new under the sun.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11733670/Ancient-Roman-frescos-worthy-of-Pompeii-found-in-southern-France.html

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Archaeologists have unearthed extremely rare ancient Roman frescoes, comparable to those found in the Villa of Mysteries in Pompeii, in the southern city of Arles.The unexpected discovery was made during a dig on the remains of a Roman villa near a car park in the Trinquetaille district of the historic French city, which began last year.



To their astonishment, archaeologists from the National Institute of Preventive Archaeological research (Inrap) uncovered the state room of the wealthy Roman villa to find one of the only full murals ever found outside Italy - others have simply been fragments. The frescoes were painted between 20 and 70 BC.

Here's hope they'll find the Roman guide to military dress colours soon, too… ::)

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Re: No News like Ancient News – Roman frescoes discovered
« Reply #281 on: July 12, 2015, 05:35:14 PM »
It is so beautiful..


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Re: No News like Ancient News – Roman frescoes discovered
« Reply #283 on: January 19, 2016, 10:33:08 PM »
Now that was an interesting read  8)

Interesting about the decapitation though?

cheers

James