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Rethinking the fall of Rome's republic

When Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon -- a river in northern Italy -- in 49 B.C., leading what was effectively his own personal army, he triggered a set of changes that resonated through the ancient world ...

Nov 09, 2011
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Identity of Pompeii's mystery horse revealed

(PhysOrg.com) -- The identity of a mysterious breed of "horse" which has baffled experts since its remains were uncovered at Pompeii has been resolved by a Cambridge University researcher – who realised ...

Nov 03, 2010
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Recovering Pompeii

Artists in ancient Pompeii painted the town red 2,000 years ago with a brilliant crimson pigment that dominated many of the doomed city's wall paintings. Now scientists from France and Italy are reporting in ...

Oct 31, 2006
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Rare painted Roman-era statute is found

Scientists have found a Roman statue with its colors preserved, detailing for the first time a Roman woman wearing make-up, the London Times reported.

Mar 27, 2006
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The lost kingdom of Tambora is found

History's largest volcanic eruption destroyed the island kingdom of Tambora in 1815 and now the first remnants of a Tambora village have been found.

Feb 28, 2006
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