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The British School at Rome: 100 years

In 1911 a major international exhibition was held in Rome, and the British put up a particularly splendid pavilion designed by Edwin Lutyens and based on Christopher Wren’s designs for the west front of St Paul’s. The result is a triumph: it is difficult in Rome to produce a classical building that is both British […]

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Pompeii

We know more about Pompeii than any other Roman town. It is the benchmark, and yet we still have so much to learn…

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Siracusa, Sicily

Beneath the glorious Sicilian coastal city of Siracusa lies a vast underground world, as Michael Metcalfe reveals.

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Portus’ Pantheon

To the south west of Rome, at the mouth of the Tiber, archaeologists from Southampton University and the British School at Rome have been excavating at Portus, the huge Roman port (twice the size of Southampton’s modern harbour). It was through this port that Rome’s luxury goods and essential grain supplies were imported from all […]

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Baia, the Underworld

Just west of the entrance to the underworld, lies the site of Baia. Mike Cless takes us there, tells of a divine discovery, then ventures underground

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Portus – world wonder

An amphitheatre, with a footprint to match the Pantheon in Rome, has been discovered at the 2nd century man-made harbour of Portus, Rome’s ‘gateway to the Mediterranean’.

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Salento

Richard Hodges tours the Salento in South Italy; there he finds a clash of civilizations and some intriguing Medieval graffiti

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Comacchio

Richard Hodges obsesses over Medieval Comacchio, Italy

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Galileo

Images of the Universe from Antiquity to the Telescope

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Herculaneum re-painted

Laser scanning techniques used to create detailed picture of statues found at Herculaneum

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