Newly Found 1st Century BC Roman Fort, Customs…

Newly Found 1st Century BC Roman Fort, Customs Push Back Founding Almus Fortress in Bulgaria’s Danube Town of Lom

The first Ancient Roman fortification in Almus, today’s Lom on the Danube, was built in the middle of the 1st century AD, as per the latest discoveries. Photo: Lom Museum of History Facebook Page

An Early Roman fort from the 1st century AD has been discovered in the Ancient Roman city of Almusin today’s town of Lom on the Danube in Northwest Bulgaria, demonstrating that the first Roman…

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Traces of First Ancient Greek Colonists in 7th…

Traces of First Ancient Greek Colonists in 7th Century BC Found under Byzantine City at Bulgaria’s Chernomorets on Black Sea Coast

Cape Chervenka (in the front) on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast harbors the ruins of the Early Byzantine city of Chrisosotira / Talaskara, and, as it turns out, traces from the very first Ancient Greek colonists on the Western Black Sea coast. Photo: National Museum of History

Archaeological layers with remains from the earliest Ancient Greek colonists, or settlers, on today’s Bulgarian Black Sea…

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Unknown Chainmail Armors Discovered in Roman C…

Unknown Chainmail Armors Discovered in Roman Colony Deultum near Bulgaria’s Black Sea Coast

Two or three chainmail armors from the Late Antiquity previously unseen in Bulgaria have been discovered in the ancient and medieval city of Deultum close to the Black Sea coast. Photo: Desant

An unknown type of well-preserved Late Antiquity chainmail armors from the last years of the Roman Empire before its division or the early Eastern Roman Empire, i.e. Byzantium, have been discovered by…

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Italy, Europol Bust 23 Suspects, Seize 10,000 …

Italy, Europol Bust 23 Suspects, Seize 10,000 Roman, Greek Artifacts Looted from Calabria in Operation ‘Achaeans’

Ancient Greek pottery vessels mined illegally in Calabria seized by European police forces in Operation “Archaeans”. Photo: Europol

A massive police operation codenamed “Achaeans” against treasure hunting and the trafficking of archaeological artifacts carried out in Italy, France, Germany, Serbia, and the UK, has led to the arrests of 23 suspects and the seizure of some 10,000 artifacts from the…

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5th Century AD Byzantine Thermae (Public Baths…

5th Century AD Byzantine Thermae (Public Baths) Discovered in Downtown of Bulgarian Black Sea City Varna

The newly discovered Late Roman / Early Byzantine thermae are the second public baths of ancient Odessos, today’s Varna, dating from the 5th – 6th century AD, after the already known Small (South) Roman Thermae. The much more sizable Large Roman Thermae of Odessos go back earlier, dating to the 2nd century AD. Photo: BTA

The ruins of a building of thermae (public baths) from the 5th century AD,…

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First genetic history of Rome reveals migratio…

First genetic history of Rome reveals migrations and diversity from ancient and medieval periods:

Honestly, this shouldn’t be a surprise, but it’s really nice to have suspicions confirmed. It’s the one thing the racists get wrong when they bring up Rome as a supposedly ‘white’ society. It was the furthest thing from.

When an agreement was met between what came to…

When an agreement was met between what came to be known as “The Second Triumvirate”, Antony, Lepidus and Octavian put down a list of enemies who should be killed. Most important among them was Cicero, senior stateman and Antony’s chief enemy. According to Cassius Dio, when Antony’s wife Fulvia, who had been married to another of Cicero’s enemies as well, saw Cicero’s severed head, she “pulled out the tongue, which she pierced with the pins that she used for her hair”, as retaliation for the orator’s speeches against her husbands.

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Hoard of Byzantine Gold Coins Hidden during Hu…

Hoard of Byzantine Gold Coins Hidden during Hun Invasion Discovered in Ancient Marcianopolis in Bulgaria’s Devnya

The 16 Byzantine gold coins discovered in the ruins of ancient Marcianopolis, a very substantial Roman city in today’s Northeast Bulgaria. Photo: Devnya Ancient and Modern Facebook Page

A Byzantine gold treasure from the 5th century BC, i.e. the early period of the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantium), consisting of a hoard of gold coins of Emperor Theodosius II which were probably hidden when the…

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