The historian said she received a “torrent of aggressive insults” for days after she said a BBC schools video that depicted a high-ranking solider and a father of a Roman Britain family as being black to be “pretty accurate.”
SOURCE: The Telegraph
“Roman Britain was ethnically diverse, almost by design. To begin, occupying legions were drawn from other parts of the Empire.” – Historian Mike Stuchbery.
SOURCE: NBC News
New findings suggest corpses of defeated gladiators fed to dogs.
SOURCE: The Guardian
The 1,800-year-old sculpture of the imperial symbol is regarded as one of the best pieces of Romano-British art ever found.
SOURCE: BBC News
An archaeological dig in Cambridge has revealed the site's history from the Bronze Age to its role in World War II.Excavation of the site in the north-west of the city began in October, ahead of a large-scale University of Cambridge development. Roman roads and World War II practice trenches were amongst the discoveries. Christopher Evans of Cambridge Archaeological Unit said: "Something that is going to be vibrant in the future was also vibrant in the past."...
SOURCE: Archaeology News Network
A restored Roman cockerel figurine is the best result from a Cirencester dig in decades, archaeologists have said.The enamelled object, which dates back as far as AD100, was unearthed during a dig in 2011 at a Roman burial site in the town.It has now returned from conservation work and finders Cotswold Archaeology said it "looks absolutely fantastic".The 12.5cm bronze figure was discovered inside a child's grave and is thought to have been a message to the gods....
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