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Rutland’s Roman mosaics bring the Trojan Wars to life in the East Midlands

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Archaeologists always hope for a mosaic. Roman-British sites have yielded some remarkable treasures, from writing tablets at Vindolanda near Hadrian’s Wall to curse tablets at Bath, but there is something magical abou...

Roman Britain is still throwing up secrets – and confounding our expectations

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Walking the local landscape was a feature of many lives during the lockdowns in Britain last year. Not everyone discovered a ravishing Roman mosaic while rambling across the family farm, but Jim Irvine did. He contact...

Archaeologists examine Roman villa discovered beneath Rutland farmer’s field

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It was a family ramble through fields during lockdown last year that led to an “oh wow moment”: the discovery of a Roman villa complex containing a rare mosaic depicting Homer’s The Iliad, now thought to be one of the...

Roman Abramovich wins first round of libel battle over Putin’s People book

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A judge has ruled that a number of passages in the bestselling book Putin’s People convey a defamatory meaning against Roman Abramovich, including a claim that he bought Chelsea football club on Vladimir Putin’s order...

Priceless Roman mosaic spent 50 years as a coffee table in New York apartment

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A priceless Roman mosaic that once decorated a ship used by the emperor Caligula was used for almost 50 years as a coffee table in an apartment in New York City. Dario Del Bufalo, an Italian expert on ancient stone a...

Discovery of Pompeii slaves’ room sheds rare light on real Roman life

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A perfectly intact room that was lived in by slaves has been discovered in a suburb of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. Three wooden beds, a chamber pot and a wooden chest containing metal and fabric items were amon...

The Guardian view on Roman Britain: a constantly shifting picture

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The novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch once wrote that the study of early Greek history “sets a special challenge to the disciplined mind. It is a game with very few pieces, where the skill of the player lies in co...

‘Astounding’ Roman statues unearthed at Norman church ruins on route of HS2

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Statues of a Roman man, woman and child have been uncovered by archaeologists at an abandoned medieval church on the route of the HS2 high-speed railway. The discovery was “utterly astounding”, according to Rachel Woo...

Roman villa with world’s only Caravaggio mural up for sale

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A sprawling villa in Rome containing the only ceiling mural ever painted by the Italian master Caravaggio is being put up for sale for almost €500m (£422m). The 2.75-metre wide painting Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto was ...

‘I’d like to find a Roman fibula brooch’: watching the detectorists – a photo essay

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Nel mese di luglio 2009, Terry Herbert of the Bloxwich Research and Metal Detecting club picked up a signal with his metal detector; the signal for what we now know to be the Staffordshire hoard. The find of almost 4,600 pieces ...

‘It’s exactly like a puzzle’: experts on piecing together Roman fresco find

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On the right bank of the Rhône in the Provençal town of Arles, the Roman-built House of the Harpist is being hailed as a remarkable record of ancient architecture and interior decoration. Adesso, experts have opened thei...

Anglican bishop of Ebbsfleet resigns to join Roman Catholic church

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An Anglican bishop opposed to the ordination of women has resigned to join the Roman Catholic church. Jonathan Goodall, the bishop of Ebbsfleet for the past eight years, said he had reached his decision “after a long ...

Adventures With the Painted People review – romantic revenge on a roamin’ Roman

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Pitlochry Festival theatre already has a claim to be the most beautifully situated in the country. Adesso, with the advent of an outdoor amphitheatre deep in the neighbouring gardens, it has one of the most idyllic stage...

Roman rotters, river otters and a ridiculous way to get caught – take the Thursday quiz

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Fifteen questions on general knowledge and topical news trivia every Thursday lunchtime – how will you fare?It is time. Thursday lunchtime. Time to enjoy our cunningly titled Thursday quiz. Fifteen questions on genera...

Stolen Roman frescoes returned to Pompeii after investigation

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Six fragments of wall frescoes stolen from the ruins of ancient Roman villas have been returned to Pompeii’s archaeological park, after an investigation by Italy’s cultural protection police squad. Three of the relics...

Kim Kardashian named in ‘looted’ Roman statue forfeiture claim

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The US government has named Kim Kardashian in a civil forfeiture claim for an ancient Roman statue seized at Los Angeles port in June 2016 that Italian officials think was originally looted from Italy. According to th...

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