The chariot, thought to be around 2,000 years old, was discovered with the near perfect fossilized remains on the horses that would have pulled it. The discovery offered a glimpse into the world of the wealthy from ancient times and the lavish ways in which they buried their belongings.
A trio of treasure hunters armed with a metal detector discovered a trove of silver Roman coins dating back nearly 2,000 years in northern England — and the find may be evidence of a large Roman outpost waiting to be unearthed.
Researchers found a collection of rare artifacts at Vindolanda, in northern England, a Roman cavalry fort along Hadrian’s wall in Northumberland, England, reports the BBC. Among the artifacts are two rare cavalry swords and two wooden toy swords, similar to those still made today.
A major new Met exhibit shows the breadth and richness of Hellenistic art. The Hellenistic period inspired awe in works both big and small. That feeling of constant wonder can be found at a massive new exhibition five years in the making at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Europe has almost certainly experienced warmer summers in the last three decades than at any other time since the Roman empire, according to a study published on Friday in the Environmental Research Letters journal.