Excavation on Italy’s capital, Rome, construction of Metro C line subway station has uncovered an ancient domus connected to the dormitory of a barracks built at the time of Emperor Trajan and then modified by Hadrian.
Archaeologists uncovered a 2000-years-old tomb containing a tombstone with depiction of fighting Gladiators and the longest funerary epigraph ever found in the San Paolino area near Porta Stabia, Pompeii.
Archaeologists unearthed 38 skeletons buried in a Jewish cemetery more than 500 years ago, located in an area identified on ancient maps as “Campus Iudeorum” – Latin for “Field of Jews” — in the Trastevere quarter of modern Rome.
A rich trove of Roman artefacts, among which a statue of the god Jupiter, a grave stone inscribed DEAE (“to the goddess“), 2500 bronze objects and a unique ointment pot were discovered at a site in Tiel in the province of Gelderland, Netherlands.
Analysis of human remains from several regions across the Italian peninsula confirmed the presence of malaria during the Roman Empire. The evidence of mitochondrial genome of malaria was found within teeth of bodies dated to 1st to 3rd cent. AD.
A 12th century storage jar of Chinese manufacturing was discovered in a private house in Pandillapali, Prakasam district in western India. The owner claimed he discovered it in Motupally, Krishna district, where an international seaport existed since antiquity, visited even by Marco Polo in 1289.