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About Tom

Tom Chambers is a nice fellow with a plethora of strings to his intellectual bow. With degrees in Chemistry, Law, Computer Science and Philosophy, he is also an avid fan of history and the growth of civilization. He also enjoys arm wrestling and leg wrestling.

Rome, ISIS and Peace

Rome, ISIS and Peace Rome’s archaeological authority will be restoring the Temple of Peace in the Roman Forum. The intentions for this are not limited to historical or archaeological interests but are about bringing attention to a reality so lacking … Continue reading

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Rome – The City of World Firsts

Ever wonder where the World’s First Shopping Mall was? or the World’s First Central Heating System? or the World’s First Landfill Site?  Well to find the answer to these questions and more, take a look at the fine inforgraphic that … Continue reading

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Control Of Powerful Over The Weak

Everyone knows that you need to have money to make money.  No large surprises therefore in learning that the richest people of the world are growing much richer, whereas the poor appear to be getting poorer in purchasing power.  The … Continue reading

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Restoration of Piramide

Those who have read Egyptian Rome: The Obelisks are already aware of the links between Rome and the ancient Egyptian Empire.  Perhaps the strangest of these however is the Pyramid located in Testaccio at the metro underground station on the … Continue reading

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Villa Celimontana Restoration

The popular park of Villa Celimontana has undergone extensive restoration as part of the city’s plan to restore many of the Eternal City’s monuments and places of interest, and has recently reopened after being closed since April 2013.   The … Continue reading

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Rome Is Pop – What To See In Rome!

According to data compiled by leading hotel reservation company, Hotels.com, Rome was the most popular Italian city for foreign tourists in the first half of 2014, with Venice coming in second.   Of course this is no great surprise given … Continue reading

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Ostia Antica More Important Than Pompei

Derived from the old Latin word for mouth (os), Ostia Antica is the ancient sea port of ancient Rome positioned at the mouth of the River Tiber.  Perhaps founded as early as the 7th Century BC by Ancus Marius, the … Continue reading

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Today in Ancient History – 22 May – Death of Emperor Constantine

Arguably the greatest of the Roman Emperors, Emperor Constantine was the first amongst them who was baptised a Catholic.  As was common among early adult converts to this underground religion, Constantine was baptised as late as possible due to the … Continue reading

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Studying Abroad Makes You Smarter!!

As if studying in Rome wasn’t good enough, the article below explains how studying abroad actually makes you smarter!!  Of course there is no better education than travel, but this article from Time Magazine brings out a whole host of … Continue reading

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Which Classical Character Are You?

Ever wondered what the poets and bards would write and sing about you if your story through this life was recorded?  Take the quiz at the link below and see which Classical Character / Mythical Character you most resemble…   … Continue reading

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