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    Ancient Roman history, The Dutch Golden Age of Art (16th-17th century), Poker, blues guitar, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania (My birthplace), Reggio Emilia, Italy (My ancestral home), Las Vegas, Nevada (My Mecca), One wife, two kids, one dog, two cats

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  1. Interesting find: https://www.livescience.com/christ-born-of-mary-church-artifact.html
  2. Here's a great quiz to guess the divinity on the reverse of twenty ancient Roman coins: http://www.roth37.it/COINS/Sfinge/rovesci/rovesci.html I want to thank Ocatarinetabellatchitchix, from cointalk.com for this excellent link guy also known as gaius
  3. A better article on the find: The post has a nice video, also: http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/beit-nattif-oil-lamp-workshop-09214.html
  4. Another interesting find: https://www.thenationalherald.com/culture/arthro/roman_era_shipwreck_found_in_the_sea_off_the_greek_island_of_kassos_photos-1607629/ https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/01/20/ancient-roman-shipwreck-kassos/ guy also known as gaius
  5. Good to see that things are slowly starting to open up. In this case, the site of emperor Tiberius' palace on the Palantine Hill will reopen after 40 years. https://www.wantedinrome.com/news/rome-to-reopen-domus-tiberiana-imperial-palace-on-palatine-hill.html http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/nations/italy/2021/01/13/archaeology-domus-tiberiana-to-reopen-after-40-years_c1bc5bd6-4bd3-4e88-8c4b-a264a706ef95.html Interestingly, this structure is probably not Tiberius' palace. http://archive1.village.virginia.edu/spw4s/RomanForum/GoogleEarth/AK_GE/AK_HTML/HP-005.html Summary: Despite the lockdowns, it is good to see that renovations and excavations continue. guy also known as gaius
  6. Another great but poignant find of a young child and a pet. This one was from first century AD Roman Gaul. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/15/2000-year-old-remains-of-infant-and-pet-dog-uncovered-in-france Summary: This was a very poignant find. Hopefully many new secrets of ancient Rome will be uncovered soon. guy also known as gaius
  7. An interesting find in Turkey during routine excavation of a wall: https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/onlooker-notices-roman-era-stele-at-construction-site-in-northwest-turkey/news Summary: This is an interesting upright stone slab bearing an inscription (stele) accidently unearthed during routine excavation. guy also known as gaius
  8. Many ancient Roman concrete structures persist to this day. The amazing strength and durability of many ancient Roman structures, especially those submerged in water, has amazed researchers. Many believe that it is the chemical reaction between seawater with a mixture of volcanic ash and quicklime that creates a highly resistant mineral known as aluminous toberormorite. Recently, a nuclear plant in Japan was decommissioned. Surprisingly, researchers found aluminous tobermorite in the walls of the nuclear powerplant, helping to explain the walls’ unexpected increased strength. https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/29056/20210112/roman-concrete-found-japanese-nuclear-power-plant-stands-test-time.htm Summary: This is another example of modern technology giving new insight into many aspects of life in ancient Rome. guy also known as gaius
  9. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/01/pompeiis-alexander-great-mosaic-set-to.html Some background information on the mosaic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Mosaic Summary: It will be interesting to see the final repairs. guy also known as gaius
  10. The famous pink beaches in Budelli, Italy (in Northern Sardinia) are beautiful ... but no one can visit. It's sole resident now might be evicted. There is only one person living on the island, the elderly Mauro Morandi. He is a modern Robinson Crusoe. It looks like he's being asked soon to leave, however. (See video below) https://www.benvenutolimos.com/blog/pink-beach-italy-whose-anyway/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budelli guy also known as gaius (i want to thank Lapham's Quarterly for bringing this island to my attention in an unrelated article.)
  11. An interesting find in Turkey: The 38 cm (almost 15 inch) statue of Asclepius. A little background: Bust of Zeus-Serapis https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/11/27/statue-greek-deities-turkish-media/#:~:text=Discovered Zeus-Serapis bust.,restorers on the excavation team. Kibyra is in modern day southwest Turkey, located in Burdur province: https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/significant-roman-era-artifacts-found-in-kibyra-160306 Summary: The cult of Asclepius was widespread. This is another great find in a less known ancient Roman city. guy also known as gaius
  12. Stunning images when only the rare worker is around: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/world/2021/01/08/rome-colosseum-tourists-covid/ guy also known as gaius
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    Touching Roman Grave

    This is from a gravestone from the Getty Villa in California:
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    Touching Roman Grave

    See post below.
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    Touching Roman Grave

    Thank you for reading my post: Professor Tom remarked on this grave monument: I wondered what the "STL" inscription meant. Thank you, Dr. Tom.