The first year of rule was the deadliest for Roman emperors. The risk of meeting a violent end decreased over the next seven years, plateauing and then increasing again after 12 years.
The rare discovery of preserved wood was found during the construction of a subway line in 2014.
While we might know a lot about the archaeology and history of the city, relatively little is known about the genetics of Ancient Rome. A new study suggest it was "a cosmopolitan centre" long before the Roman Empire.
Nuclear physicists tested soil from the olive tree's roots using the luminescence dating method.
Trump said that the U.S. and Italy "are bound together by a shared cultural and political heritage dating back thousands of years to Ancient Rome."
The pottery shards—known as ostraca—are like the "post-it notes of antiquity," according to scholar Chris Rollston.
The letter is the oldest known Christian documentary evidence from the Roman province of Egypt, providing fascinating details about some of the earliest adherents to the religion.
One member of the group washes her face and eyes in her urine every morning.
Archaeologists pieced together the monument from more than 300 fragments.
To advertise its services, the business used colorful frescoes—which have survived nearly 2,000 years under volcanic ash and pumice.
The shipwrecks were discovered off the coast of the island complex of Fourni.
He survived the first showers of ash and rock, but was toppled as he tried to flee the city.
Researchers believe the Roman Empire was economically stronger—and dirtier—than the much-lauded republic that inspired the founders of the U.S.
Experts believe the house belonged to ancient Rome's version of the secret service.
To the disbelief of spectators, all of the animals which entered into the gates perished, while miraculously, the priests emerged unscathed.
The discovery is part of a larger discovery surrounding the Roman presence in ancient Israel.
You'd think people would have noticed earlier.
An earthquake struck Lechaion somewhere between 50 and 125 A.D., and the majority of the ruins have since been buried beneath sediment.
"It's probably the single most important object that we found."
"Less than a hundred examples of this specific type of sundial have survived, and of those, only a handful bear any kind of inscription at all—so this really is a special find."
A family digging in their garden unwittingly uncovered the 2,000-year-old system of caves.
The skeletons of 24 people including one child were uncovered during excavations in the ancient city of Parion.
The study found that warming on this scale is "unprecedented" and the result of human influence.