Category Archives: Ancient History

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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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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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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Roman Emperors Did Not Die In Their Beds…

How Roman Emperors die: History repeats itself……. The Julio-Claudian Emperors: Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero   If we look closely at the lives of Roman emperors, and there have been over 80 of them, it is amusing to notice … Continue reading

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Egyptian Rome: The Obelisks

One of Rome’s nicknames is ‘the city of obelisks’. If we talk about ancient obelisks in general, in Rome there are 13, but only 8 of them are originally Egyptian, while 5 are ancient Roman copies. According to some, others … Continue reading

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The Vatican Before Christianity

Many have seen the awe-inspiring beauty of the Vatican but few can imagine the Vatican before Christianity.  When we talk about the ‘Vatican’, we all think about the hill on which stands the Vatican City, the headquarters of the Catholic … Continue reading

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The Most Evil Roman Emperor..?

When one tries to decide who the most evil Roman Emperor was, then one has a very tough task. Notable candidates include Diocletian who martyred at least 3000 Catholic Christians in some of the most painful ways possible, or Tiberius … Continue reading

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