Built to Last: The Secret that Enabled Roman Roads to Withstand the Passage of Time
By Wu Mingren, Contributing Writer, Ancient Origins The Romans were renowned as great engineers and this is evident in the
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It’s Pi Time!
The history of pie is both storied and interesting in and of itself. Did you know, for instance, that the
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Incredible Construction: Greek Acropolis Built by Ancient Engineers to Resist Earthquakes
By Liz Leafloor, Contributing Writer, Ancient Origins Throughout its 2,500-year history, the ancient ruins of the Acropolis in Greece managed
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Roman Concrete: A Forgotten Stroke of Genius
I can hear some of you thinking now: Concrete? Is she really writing about concrete? Believe me, reader, the same
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Big News from the Ancient World
Ladies and gentlemen, divers off the coast of Antikythera Island, Greece have discovered….a lead cylinder! Alright, alright–all joking aside, the
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The Ancient City of Palmyra
“When are you going to write about Palmyra?” a reader asks me the other day. “If you’re willing to address
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Caligula’s Contribution
By Nicole Saldarriaga Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus—not many people are familiar with the name, but very, very many are familiar
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The Mausoleum of Augustus: Propaganda, Deification and Dynasty
By Ben Potter The story of Augustus (née Octavian) is one of those tales from the classical world familiar even
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The Quietest, Coolest, Most Pleasant Place in the World
By Anya Leonard “We passed along the coastline of Epirus To port Chaonia, where we put in, Below Buthrotum on
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Exploding Heinrich Schliemann
By Ben Potter While we are usually content to quote Cicero, read poetry, and drink too much wine, this week
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