Europe

Lost World of Pompeii

The crisis in Vesuvian archaeology runs deep. Pompeii is fast degrading, with walls crumbling, frescoes erased by the sun, plaster dropping off walls, and mosaics being churned up by weeds. Many of the finds from early excavations have not been catalogued, and there are great gaps in the published record. The Lost World of Pompeii […]

Pompeii: a novel

Pompeii has featured in fiction many times. The first-century Roman novelist Petronius set his Satyricon in the Bay of Naples, and one can imagine the grand dinner hosted by the vulgar nouveau riche freedman Trimalchio – the most famous scene in the book – taking place in a Pompeian peristyle. In 1834 Edward Bulwer-Lytton published […]

Roman Artillery

The archaeology of a Roman technological revolution: the cheiroballistra

NeilFaulkner

Being Vercingetorix

Neil Faulkner describes a forthcoming TV series on Caesar’s campaigns in Gaul

Butrint, Albania

The Graeco-Roman site of Butrint, is hitherto little known, because it lies in Albania, and has thus been little visited. But since Albania has been free, Butrint has been a triumph

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