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The goddess Juno and the currency of Rome

There appears to be a direct connection between the Roman goddess Juno and Roman coinage, Continue reading “The goddess Juno and the currency of Rome”

1535 – First full (modern) English language Bible published

4 October – On this day

The first full modern English bible was published in 1535 Continue reading “1535 – First full (modern) English language Bible published”

19 BC Virgil Dies

21 September – On this day

Publius Vergilius Maro, better known as Virgil died in Brundisium harbour Continue reading “19 BC Virgil Dies”

AD 96 Nerva becomes emperor

18 September – On this day

Nerva was an interesting choice of emperor, an aged senator it seems likely that he was chosen to take over as his life expectancy wasn’t long Continue reading “AD 96 Nerva becomes emperor”

Domitian’s Dacian War

Domitian was drawn into a war against the Dacians, who inhabited the area of modern day Romania. The Dacians who had been in Rome’s cross-hairs since the time of Caesar had crossed into the Roman province of Moesia and killed the Moesian governor Oppius Sabinus. Continue reading “Domitian’s Dacian War”

AD 82/83 Domitian’s War against the Chatti

Domitian was said to have been desperate for military glory. Continue reading “AD 82/83 Domitian’s War against the Chatti”

New online fossil finding project

An opportunity for anyone who is interested in the search for fossils to take part in an exciting new project Continue reading “New online fossil finding project”

Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network looking for volunteers

Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network (CITiZAN) is a community archaeology project Continue reading “Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network looking for volunteers”

Papua New Guinea cliffside mummies

Mummies can be found all over the world and Papua New Guinea is no different.  Continue reading “Papua New Guinea cliffside mummies”

AD 161 – Commodus born

31 August – On this day

Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus Augustus, better known as Commodus was born in Lanuvium the son of the warrior-philosopher emperor Marcus Aurelius. Continue reading “AD 161 – Commodus born”

AD 12 – Caligula born

31 August – On this day

Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, or Caligula as he is better known to the world, was born on this day in AD 12. Continue reading “AD 12 – Caligula born”

Vatican virtualisation project

With almost 4,500 digitised manuscripts the Vatican project is progressing into a really useful resource for people interested in history.
Continue reading “Vatican virtualisation project”

Vesuvius Today

Did you Know?

Mount Vesuvius is still known as one of the most dangerous volcanos in the world. Continue reading “Vesuvius Today”

Gutenberg Bible

Although some people are proclaiming today as the anniversary of the printing of the Gutenberg Bible, this is unlikely. It is very difficult to pin down the exact date for the printing with two of the dates commonly suggested being the 25th of August and the 23rd of February. Continue reading “Gutenberg Bible”

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