Things to Do in Rome 2022: Restaurants, Attractions and More

The Eternal City continues to live up to its name, thanks to some long-awaited reopenings and a crop of new restaurants and cultural spots all over town.

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Goodwill Sold a Bust for $34.99. It’s an Ancient Roman Relic.

Its 2,000-year journey to Texas remains a mystery, but the buyer is returning it to the German state of Bavaria, its pre-World War II home.

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Pompeii Moves With the Times

The new leader of this 2,000-year-old archaeological treasure is examining gender, race and class while using technology to try and save the site from the ravages of climate change.

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Roman Mosaics Point to Rowdy London District’s High-End Side

The discovery of the two mosaics in Southwark, across the Thames from the City of London, has been greeted by archaeologists as “exceptional.”

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A Trove of Artifacts Officials Call ‘Stolen’ Are Returned to Italy

The Manhattan district attorney’s office is repatriating 200 objects it confiscated from major museums and collections. Many were tied to one dealer.

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Vesuvius Victim May Shed Light on Ancient Rome

Archaeologists found the remains of a person buried at Herculaneum in the eruption of 79 A.D., and hope that with modern technology it will yield fresh insights.

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Our Afghanistan Failure and the American Empire in Retreat

There are very few paths back to just being an ordinary nation that don’t involve a truly wrenching fall.

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Colosseum Opens Its Belly to the Public

The underground warren where ancient Roman gladiators and animals awaited their fates has been restored.

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Archaeologists Uncover Decapitated Bodies From Roman Britain

Technological advances, including DNA and tooth enamel analyses, allowed researchers to form new conclusions about capital punishment under Roman rule.

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‘Nero: The Man Behind the Myth’ at the British Museum

He is known as a cruel tyrant who played his lyre while Rome burned. That’s exactly what his enemies wanted you to think, the curators of a new exhibition argue.

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The Life of a Soldier

New books look at what it was like to be in the Roman military 2,000 years ago and in the American military today.

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Ancient Rome Has an Urgent Warning for Us

The era of the Antonine Plague offers a reminder of what a powerful force nature has been throughout human history.

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Caligula’s Garden of Delights, Unearthed and Restored

Relics from the favorite hideaway of ancient Rome’s most infamous tyrant have been recovered and put on display by archaeologists.

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We Need a Monument to the Unknown America

A memorial makes a statement about who is worth preserving. Why not a sacred and beautiful nothingness?

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The Romans Called it ‘Alexandrian Glass.’ Where Was It Really From?

Trace quantities of isotopes hint at the true origin of a kind of glass that was highly prized in the Roman Empire.

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Looking at Epic Poetry Through 21st-Century Eyes

New translations of the “Aeneid,” “Beowulf” and other ancient stories challenge some of our modern-day ideas.

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The Roman Republic Was Teetering. Then a Volcano Erupted 6,000 Miles Away.

Scientists have linked historical political instability to a number of volcanic events, the latest involving an eruption in the Aleutian Islands.

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