We’ve added some new items to our online shops, including the following: In our Amazon.com bookstore, we’ve added a couple of new titles – In our Etsy shop, some fine antiquities-related 19th Century prints –
Roman provincial coinage is an area of study in which non-academics, especially avid collectors and dealers, can make real contributions to the study of the ancient Roman world. While many thousands of different provincial types or variants are known, new ones are still routinely being discovered.They offer a much wider range of imagery than the… Read More Roman Provincial Coinage: A Brief Review
We’ve prepared a brief video on our Instagram account explaining the reasons why there is so much variation in price among different types of ancient pottery oil lamps. We hope you’ll find it useful. https://www.instagram.com/p/BOexq5Fgy1E/
A joint project of the Khan Academy and Rome Reborn, this narrated YouTube video, nearly 14 minutes long, is a must for anyone with a serious interest in ancient Rome (link opens in a new window or tab) – https://youtu.be/e_phjB19ZEg
A large hoard of Roman silver coins of the 1st and 2nd Century AD has been discovered by archaeologists working in the Bulgarian capital city, Sofia. Known to the Romans as Serdica, Sofia was once a major Roman urban site. A detailed article on this discovery, including many excellent photographs, may be found here (opens… Read More Roman Silver Coin Hoard Discovered During Excavation in Bulgarian Capital
Some good news about ancient monuments for a change! Thanks to a wealthy Japanese benefactor, the Pyramid of Gaius Cestius in Rome, whose surface had been covered in grit and urban dirt, has been restored to its brilliant marble white. The photo essay shows the before and after, interior of the pyramid, restoration ceremony in… Read More Pyramid of Gaius Cestius Restored!
This is an excellent video, utilizing computer graphics and drawing upon the latest research. Worth watching and thinking about the next time you view a complex artifact in a museum context. Link to the video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/lrMVA8F-fiY