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 theRead more.
It’s Pi Time!
The history of pie is both storied and interesting in and of itself. Did you know, for instance, that theRead more.
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 managedRead more.
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 sameRead more.
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, theRead more.
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 addressRead more.
By Nicole Saldarriaga Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus—not many people are familiar with the name, but very, very many are familiarRead more.
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 evenRead more.
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 onRead more.
Exploding Heinrich Schliemann
By Ben Potter While we are usually content to quote Cicero, read poetry, and drink too much wine, this weekRead more.