Mary Beard 'aggressively' trolled over ethnic diversity in Roman Britain
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
Alt-right commentator gets 'schooled' by historian over diversity in Roman Britain
“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
Gladiators in London death pits were 'chewed by dogs'
New findings suggest corpses of defeated gladiators fed to dogs.
SOURCE: The Guardian
Roman eagle found by archaeologists in City of London
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
Cambridge dig unearths 'thriving' Roman settlement
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
Cirencester Roman cockerel 'best find' in 40 years
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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