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  1. Same story as this :http://www.unrv.com/forum/topic/16149-altar-to-jupiter-unearthed/
  2. To be clear, I never actually used the practice workbook that one can optionally buy with the textbook. I just used the textbook. As far as the textbook, I greatly enjoyed it and I stand by my review. But I have not done anything Latin related in the several years since the review and have forgotten some of the details. I can probably read some simple sentences, but don't ask me to do anything more.
  3. The Getty Museum has added a new partner in its expanding cultural accord with Italy -- the city ofRome. The museum said it has signed a bilateral agreement with Rome's Capitoline Museums to create a framework for the conservation and restoration of artworks as well as future exhibitions and long-term loans. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-getty-museum-cultural-exchange-agreement-with-rome-20120812,0,1843698.story
  4. If you were called Sacratus, Constitutus or Memorianus, and had some bad luck in Roman Kent, archaeologists may have discovered why. A "curse tablet" made of lead and buried in a Roman farmstead has been unearthed in East Farleigh. Inscribed in capital letters are the names of 14 people, which experts believe were intended to have bad spells cast upon them. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19267181
  5. A complete Roman altar, the first to be uncovered since 1870, has been found on Camp Farm in Maryport. The altar, discovered by Beckfoot volunteer John Murray, has lain buried for uo to 1,600 years. Tony Wilmott, site director of the Maryport excavation, said that it was the most exciting find he had known in 42 years as an archaeologist and 25 years working on Hadrian
  6. An archaeologist in Northumberland has uncovered more of a Roman water system first found by his grandfather. Dr Andrew Birley and a team of volunteers have been excavating land surrounding Vindolanda fort just south of Hadrian's Wall. The project to discover and record the pipework at the fort near Hexham was started 82 years ago. The team has identified the spring-head and piping system used thousands of years ago. During an excavation in 1930, led by Prof Eric Birley, an area of the Vindolanda site became flooded and not suitable for further investigation http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-19164918
  7. update on same subject: http://www.theage.com.au/world/sea-gives-up-a-portrait-of-ancient-rome-20120807-23sdr.html
  8. Ursus

    NPR interviews Anthony Everitt

    Over the past decade, there's been a revival in popular histories of ancient Rome; not the academic tomes once reserved for specialists and students, but books and movies designed for the rest of us. Anthony Everitt has written three biographies about some of the major players in ancient Rome: Cicero, Augustus and Hadrian, all full of intrigue and treachery. His latest book is called The Rise of Rome: The Making of the World's Greatest Empire. It traces Rome's 800-year transformation from a small market town in the hills into a world power moving well beyond the confines of the city. http://www.npr.org/2012/08/05/157668413/a-story-of-ancient-power-in-the-rise-of-rome
  9. In November 2011, when Chris Birks Archaeology excavated a trial trench in Great Ellingham, Norfolk, on the site of a future housing development, little did they know that they were about to uncover one of the biggest Romano-British burial sites in the region. http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/news/roman-cemetery-discovered-in-great-ellingham.htm
  10. Archaeologists have found something "interesting" and "perplexing" at a Roman dig in Alderney. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-19027764
  11. Early Christian graves have been found in the archaeological dig at Camp Farm, Maryport, next to the foundations for a large building identified in the 2011 excavation season. The site overlooks a nearby Roman fort and settlement. http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/june-2012/article/dig-reveals-early-christian-cemetery
  12. Several metal archeological objects and over 280 silver coins were discovered by archeologists on the track of the future Sibiu
  13. The beer is made from einkorn wheat, a single-grain species that has followed humankind since we first started tilling the soil, but which has been neglected for the last 2,500 years. http://sciencenordic.com/brewing-stone-age-beer
  14. http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/07/2012/luxury-food-and-pampered-pooches-in-iron-age-britain