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Was concrete already known to the ancient Romans?

The ancient Romans were so skilled in the using technique that, in addition to producing large blocks of concrete, they…

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Capitoline Triad: What gods did ancient Rome worship and believe in?

The Capitoline Triad was a group of three deities who were worshipped in ancient Roman religion. It comprised Jupiter, Juno…

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Why did the Ancient Roman calendar have an 8-day week, and how did it become 7?

A week of eight days in ancient Rome was the cycle of days before and including each nundinae.

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Roman inventions: forgotten technologies of Ancient Rome

Several Roman technologies faded or were lost throughout the Middle Ages in large parts of the Roman Empire.

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History

Acta Diurna: What was written about by the first newspaper in the history of mankind, created before our era by Julius Caesar

Acta Diurna were daily official announcements from the Roman government, a form of a daily newspaper.

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Carthage is a city cursed by Rome! Interesting facts about Hannibal’s homeland

Carthage is the largest city in the Western Mediterranean. It was founded by colonists from the Phoenician city of Tyre…

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Greatest rulers who changed world history

Speaking of the greatness of such rulers, we mean the scope of their actions and the impact on the world,…

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Africa

How “temple of the whole world” Egypt became ordinary Roman province

Since ancient times, Egypt has served as a beacon of art, science, medicine, literature, architecture, and politics. How did it…

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History

8 bad events that led to positive consequences

Although bad events are seen as completely negative, they are sometimes followed by positive improvements that partially compensate for the…

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Herod the Great and the curse of the Holy Land

According to biblical tradition, Herod was infanticide and a ruthless despot. But sensational new findings by archaeologists tell a different…

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History

10 biggest military defeats of Rome

We used to think of Rome as an unstoppable military force that destroyed everything in its way, but it has…

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History

What was the last will of Alexander the Great? What scientists learned from the will lost for almost 2000 years

Alexander the Great is one of the greatest generals of all time and the founder of a great empire. His…

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