52 Roman Era Skeletons Discovered in Suffolk, England – Many Decapitated

An archeological dig in Suffolk has uncovered 52 excellently preserved skeletons at a Roman era cemetery. Alongside cemetery treasure, diggers have uncovered something far more grizzly – many of the skeletons had been beheaded! Digging at Great Whelnetham ahead of a new housing project, it was found that only seventeen of the skeletons had been…

Spartacus: The Rise and Rise of An Unlikely Hero

When the Australian Ballet premieres its new production of Khachaturian’s ballet Spartacus this week, it will be another moment in an extraordinary story of rehabilitation. Spartacus, a lowly barbarian slave whose rebellion ultimately proved a failure and whose followers died in the most ignominious of fashions, has become a modern symbol of the power of…

Huge Roman Library Discovered in Germany

A huge second century Roman library has been discovered during construction work in the city of Cologne, the earliest library ever found in Germany. Researchers believe that the library may have once held up to 20,000 scrolls. First discovered in 2017 in the area surrounding Cologne’s famous cathedral, a team from the Roman-Germanic Museum of…

New Discoveries Made at Pompeii

Archeologists working at the famed ruins of Pompeii have uncovered a “new” house at the site, described as that of a “wealthy and cultured” individual, located in the Regio V area of the city. The house, named the House of Jupiter thanks to artwork found at the site, was known to archeologists working in the…