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Archeologist Spends Over 35 Years Building Enormous Scale Model of Ancient Rome – Jessica Stewart

Tucked in the residential Roman neighborhood of EUR, a sprawling 1:250 scale model displays the glory of ancient Rome. Known as the Plastico di Roma Imperiale, the plaster model was commissioned by Mussolini in 1933 and depicts Rome in the 4th century AD at the time of Constantine I. It now sits in the Museum of Roman … Continue reading Archeologist Spends Over 35 Years Building Enormous Scale Model of Ancient Rome – Jessica Stewart

DNA From Ancient Latrines Reveal What People Ate Centuries Ago

There’s treasure to be found in mining excrement. At least, it’s treasure to scientists studying the diets, habits and health of people who lived centuries ago. In a new study, Danish researchers dug up old latrines and sequenced the DNA they found in the ancient poop. The results paint a picture of diets and parasites … Continue reading DNA From Ancient Latrines Reveal What People Ate Centuries Ago

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