Romulus, Remus and the Foundation of Rome By H Strassburger Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, Volume 34 (1987) Introduction:Â Besides Aeneas, there were always Romulus and Remus. The existence… [continue reading]
Gods and Places in Etruscan Religion By Ingrid Edlund-Berry, The University of Texas at Austin Etruscan Studies, Vol. 1 (1994) Introduction: Whether thou are a god or a goddess…(Cato, De Agricultura 139) As this epigraph and other quotes… [continue reading]
On Kings and Nomads: New Documents in Ancient Bactrian Reveal Afghanistanâ€™s Past By Nicholas Sims-Williams IIAS Newsletter, No.27 (2002) Introduction:Â Until very recently, Bactrian… [continue reading]
A ritual bath exposed beneath the Western Wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem shows that the construction of that wall was not completed during King Herod’s lifetime. Professor Ronny Reich of the University of Haifa… [continue reading]
Eleven books that came out in 2011 that caught our eye! Alexander the Great By Philip Freeman In the first authoritative biography of Alexander the Great written for a general audience in a generation, classical scholar and historian Philip Freeman describes Alexander’s… [continue reading]
We wanted to let our readers and contributors in Canada know that a new Mayan exhibition has just opened at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World will run until April 9, 2012 and travel thereafter to the Canadian Museum of Civilization, in Ottawa, from May 18, 2012 until October 28, 2012. This exhibition showcases recent archaeological discoveries by Canadian research teams in Mexico. Beautiful sculptures, ornate masks, and ceramic masks are just a sampling of the many items which can be observed. For more information on this exhibition, please read this article from the CBC by clicking here.
Recently discovered Roman coins, found near the Wailing Wall in Old Jerusalem, cast doubt on the exact date of the completion of the second Jewish Temple. Did the infamous King Herod oversee the reconstruction of the Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount? Could it have been someone else? Please read this interesting piece from the Washington Post by clicking here.