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October 2016

AD 51 – The Emperor Domitian Born

On This Day – 24 October AD 51 

Titus Flavius Caesar Domitianus Augustus the future emperor of Rome was born. He became emperor after his brother Titus’ death in AD 81. Continue reading “AD 51 – The Emperor Domitian Born”

AD 33 – Death of Agrippina the Elder

On This Day – 17 October AD 33

Agrippina the Elder, one of the most prominent women of 1st Century Rome, dies.

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AD 54 – The Emperor Claudius Murdered

On This Day – 13 October AD 54

The unlikely emperor Claudius, who had become emperor on the 24th of January AD 41, was poisoned by order of the empress Agrippina, so that her son Nero could accede to the throne.

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Virtual reconstruction of House in Pompeii

Archaeologists have created a detailed 3D virtual reconstruction of a house in Pompeii before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. Continue reading “Virtual reconstruction of House in Pompeii”

Chinese villagers descended from Roman Soldiers?


DNA testing has demonstrated that nearly two-thirds of villagers in a remote part of China on the fringes of the Gobi desert have Caucasian origins supporting a theory that these villagers may be descended from a lost Roman legion.

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