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Researchers receive grant to study illegal antiquities trade

Researchers from Glasgow University have received a $1.5 million grant to study the illegal antiquities trade for the next four years. Researchers will spend the next four years gathering and analysing data on the movements and motives of traffickers, the types of activities involved, such as illegal excavation; transit and purchase;

The population of Ancient Rome

By studying hordes of ancient coins and census data, historians believe they have been able to determine the population size of the late Roman Empire. According to the researchers, mapping out the times when the coins were buried is a good indirect method for measuring the intensity of internal warfare and