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An Ancient City Beneath Rome: Visiting The Catacombs of Priscilla
Article by Kim Martins

An Ancient City Beneath Rome: Visiting The Catacombs of Priscilla

Any visitor to Rome will want to see and explore the popular historical and cultural sites - the Colosseum, the Forum, the Trevi Fountain and, of course, the Vatican. But a large part of the city's ancient history actually lies underground...
Interview: Nudity in the Ancient World
Interview by James Blake Wiener

Interview: Nudity in the Ancient World

The nude figure is a universal visual theme, deeply rooted in the history of art, and it is seemingly ubiquitous in the art of the ancient civilizations of the Near East and Mediterranean. The Antikenmuseum, in Basel, Switzerland, recently...
Death's Mansions: The Columbaria of Imperial Rome
Article by Francesca Santoro L'hoir

Death's Mansions: The Columbaria of Imperial Rome

A columbarium is an underground chamber, which the Romans used for preserving the ashes of the dead. During the 1st and 2nd centuries CE, hundreds of columbaria lined the consular highways leading out of Rome, although now only some two...
Conflict & Celts: The Creation of Ancient Galatia
Article by Jeffrey King

Conflict & Celts: The Creation of Ancient Galatia

Galatia was the most long-lasting and powerful Celtic settlement outside of Europe. It was the only kingdom of note to be forged during the Celtic invasions of the Mediterranean in the 4th and 3rd centuries BCE. From its foundation, Galatia...
Exploring Classical Pula, Croatia
Article by Carole Raddato

Exploring Classical Pula, Croatia

Located at the southern tip of the Istrian peninsula, Croatia’s westernmost outcrop, Pula is a town of extraordinary beauty with a 3000-year history. This important Istrian port boasts a rich and varied cultural heritage and has some of the...
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Article by Helene Perdicoyianni-Paleologou

Famous Grammarians & Poets of the Byzantine Empire

In the wake of the downfall of the Western Roman Empire and the intellectual collapse of Athens, Byzantine scholars engaged in preserving the Classical Greek language and its literature. Thus they became the guardians of a vanished culture...
Temple of Saturn - Ancient Rome Live
Video by American Institute for Roman Culture

Temple of Saturn - Ancient Rome Live

The Temple of Saturn was one of the great Republican temples of Rome. It still stands overlooking the Forum from the Capitoline hill slopes. It was dedicated in the early 5th Century BCE, rebuilt in the Augustan age by L. Muncius Plancus...
Quirinal Obelisk - Ancient Rome Live
Video by American Institute for Roman Culture

Quirinal Obelisk - Ancient Rome Live

The Quirinal obelisk is one of the many obelisks that the Romans transported to Rome, subsequently repurposed in the papal period in a new location. Specifically, the Quirinal obelisk is one of two obelisks brought from Egypt, designated...
Ancient Rome and the Spread of Christianity
Video by Kelly Macquire

Ancient Rome and the Spread of Christianity

Did you know that Christianity in Rome was once considered a superstition? This video is all about Christianity in ancient Rome. The growth of Christianity and its eventual triumph in medieval Europe is currently a major topic of interest...
The Holocaust, Genocides, & Mass Murder of WWII: Crash Course
Video by CrashCourse

The Holocaust, Genocides, & Mass Murder of WWII: Crash Course

During World War II, Nazi Germany undertook the imprisonment and summary execution of many of its own citizens, and citizens of the nations they occupied. One of the groups that came under assault was the European Jewish population. More...
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