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AD 126 The Roman Emperor Pertinax was born

On this day – 1 August

Pertinax the 19th emperor of the Roman Empire was born. Pertinax was the son of a freed slave yet managed to rise to the highest available position in the Empire, albeit for a very short time.

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Constantine I Declared Emperor by his troops

 

26 July

Constantine I, also known as Constantine the Great became emperor on this day when acclaimed emperor by his troops. Whilst he was campaigning against the Picts in Britain with his father. Continue reading “Constantine I Declared Emperor by his troops”

Roman Non-stick Cookware actually existed

A pottery dump discovered about 12 kilometres from Naples has shown that the Romans had and used non-stick cookware. Continue reading “Roman Non-stick Cookware actually existed”

AD455 Avitus becomes Emperor

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9 July

Eparchius Avitus Augustus was proclaimed Western Roman Emperor by Theodoric II after the death of his predecessor Petronius Maximus.

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AD 4 Augustus adopts Tiberius

26 June

Augustus the first emperor of Rome adopts his step-son Tiberius ensuring the hereditary succession of the principate.

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Roman terror weapon discovered in Scotland

Evidence Found for Secret Terror Weapon of the Romans

 

A set of lead sling bullets that made a whistling sound when thrown have been discovered by archaeologists in Burnswark Hill in southwestern Scotland. Continue reading “Roman terror weapon discovered in Scotland”

Praetorian Guard barracks discovered

While construction workers poured concrete at the planned Amba Aradam metro stop in Rome, an archaeologist just a few meters away uncovered a small bracelet which led to the discovery of the barracks located 9 metres below street level. Continue reading “Praetorian Guard barracks discovered”

AD 70 – Titus breaches second wall of Jerusalem

30 May – On this day 

Titus and his Roman legions breached the Second Wall of Jerusalem. The siege had begun in February of AD 70 and didn’t finish until September of the same year. Continue reading “AD 70 – Titus breaches second wall of Jerusalem”

Workers find Roman remains in Croatia

The remains of Roman urns have been discovered by workers expanding a private carpark in the area of Put Dragulina.

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Italy busts gang ‘smuggling looted archaeological treasures’

 

Police arrested two alleged gang members and seized hundreds of looted treasures from the ancient Greek and Roman eras during the operation. Continue reading “Italy busts gang ‘smuggling looted archaeological treasures’”

AD 210– Claudius Gothicus is born

May 10 – The future emperor Claudius II (Marcus Aurelius Valerius Claudius Augustus) more commonly known as Claudius Gothicus was born on this day A.D. 210.

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A.D. 32 The Roman Emperor Otho was born

28 April AD 32 the future  Roman emperor Otho was born. Continue reading “A.D. 32 The Roman Emperor Otho was born”

AD 238 Senate outlaws Roman Emperor Maximinus Thrax

22 April – the Roman Senate outlaws the emperor Maximinus Thrax for carrying out bloodthirsty proscriptions in Rome. Continue reading “AD 238 Senate outlaws Roman Emperor Maximinus Thrax”

43 BC – Battle of Mutina

21 April

The Battle of Mutina was fought on this day in 43 BC between the forces of Mark Antony and the forces of Octavian. Continue reading “43 BC – Battle of Mutina”

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