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An Archeological Journey. 40 maps that explain the Roman Empire. By Timothy B.

40 maps that explain the Roman Empire

Lee on August 19, 2014 Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome's first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. 12 Renowned Roman Legions and How They Earned Their Names. READING ANCIENT ROMAN COINS. Trajan's Column - Reading an Ancient Comic Strip. Fulltext. Massive Map Of Rome, Older Than 1,800 Years, Gets A Missing Piece. A 1,800 year old map of Rome is interesting enough as it is; but the scope is seriously impressive when it comes to the so-called Forma Urbis Romae.

Massive Map Of Rome, Older Than 1,800 Years, Gets A Missing Piece

Also known as the Severan Marble Plan, this gargantuan map of Rome, originally made between the years 203-211 AD, measured a whopping 18.10 m x 13 m (or 60 ft x 43 ft). This incredibly expansive facade was carved into 150 marble slabs and then mounted across an entire wall inside Templum Pacis (Temple of Peace) in Rome. Here's what fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them. Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies didn't always look and taste this way.

Here's what fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them

Genetically modified foods, or GMOs, inspire strong reactions nowadays, but humans have been tweaking the genetics of our favourite produce for millennia. While GMOs may involve splicing genes from other organisms (such as bacteria) to give plants desired traits – like resistance to pests, selective breeding is a slower process whereby farmers select and grow crops with those traits over time. From bananas to eggplant, here are some of the foods that looked totally different before humans first started growing them for food.

Wild watermelon Alvaro/Wikimedia Commons This 17th-century painting by Giovanni Stanchi depicts a watermelon that looks strikingly different from modern melons, as Vox points out. Modern watermelon Scott Ehardt/Wikimedia Wild banana Genetic Literacy Project Modern banana Domiriel/Flickr Creative Commons Wild eggplant. The USSR: A Short History. Ancient Greek manuscripts reveal life lessons from the Roman empire. Ever been unsure about how to deal with a drunken family member returning from an orgy?

Ancient Greek manuscripts reveal life lessons from the Roman empire

A collection of newly translated textbooks aimed at Greek speakers learning Latin in the ancient world might hold the solution. Professor Eleanor Dickey travelled around Europe to view the scraps of material that remain from ancient Latin school textbooks, or colloquia, which would have been used by young Greek speakers in the Roman empire learning Latin between the second and sixth centuries AD. The manuscripts, which Dickey has brought together and translated into English for the first time in her forthcoming book Learning Latin the Ancient Way: Latin Textbooks in the Ancient World, lay out everyday scenarios to help their readers get to grips with life in Latin.

Subjects range from visiting the public baths to arriving at school late – and dealing with a sozzled close relative. Eläimet saattavat kuoleman maahan. The Birth And Death Of Privacy: 3,000 Years of History Told Through 46 Images — The Ferenstein Wire. Increased urban density and skyrocketing rents in the major cities has put pressure on communal living.

The Birth And Death Of Privacy: 3,000 Years of History Told Through 46 Images — The Ferenstein Wire

“We’re seeing a shift in consciousness from hyper-individualistic to more cooperative spaces…We have a vision to raise our families together.” ~ Jordan Aleja Grader, San Francisco resident. How Much Water Reached Rome? (Courtesy Duncan Keenan-Jones, University of Glasgow) Anio Novus aqueduct, ItalyRome’s 11 aqueducts, some extending for more than 50 miles, transported enough water to feed the city’s 591 public fountains, as well as countless private residences.

How Much Water Reached Rome?

Life before antibiotics (and maybe life after an antibiotic apocalypse) - BBC Newsbeat. What toilets and sewers tell us about ancient Roman sanitation. I've spent an awful lot of time in Roman sewers – enough to earn me the nickname "Queen of Latrines" from my friends.

What toilets and sewers tell us about ancient Roman sanitation

The Etruscans laid the first underground sewers in the city of Rome around 500 BC. These cavernous tunnels below the city's streets were built of finely carved stones, and the Romans were happy to utilize them when they took over the city. Such structures then became the norm in many cities throughout the Roman world. Helsinki on täynnä bordellien jälkiä – maalaistyttöjen kehoista taisteltiin heti rautatieasemalla - Prostituutio - Kaupunki.

Untitled. Ancient Rome was a cosmopolitan city, drawing in people and products from across the Mediterranean world and beyond.

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By the late first century BC, there were as many as one million inhabitants in Rome, an urban population figure not reached again in the western world until London in around 1800. Like most urban residents, the people of Rome relied on retailers to provide them with food, clothing and other goods. Our ancient evidence points to a thriving retail trade in the city and, for any ancient visitor, the sheer number of retailers and shoppers must have been one of the most striking aspects of the Roman cityscape.

Suomalaisten pyhiinvaellukset keskiajalla. Sex Behind Closed Doors: Marriage, and the Invention of Privacy. Greek and Roman Armour Day - 20 July 2015. Upload Roman Society website Roman Society.

Greek and Roman Armour Day - 20 July 2015