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Copper Age wine found in Italy

Traces of wine have been found in a 5,000-year-old jar found in Sicily. A team of scientists chemically analyzed residue on an ancient piece of pottery from Italy, a large storage jar that was used during the Copper Age in the early 4th millennium BCE, according to the University of South

Marble sarcophagi unearthed in Rome

Two small marble sarcophagi have been unearthed on the northwest slope of Monte Mario just outside of Rome. The finds were most likely burials of children from a well-off Roman family. "At first analysis, they could be from between the 3rd and 4th century A.D., but dating can only be confirmed after

Monumental tomb found near Pompeii

A monumental tomb has been discovered in Porta Stabia, Italy. A brawl between gladiators that ended in tragedy, narrated by Tacitus, and a mysterious character that probably died in it is a 2,000-year-old mystery of Pompeii brought to light by a marble monumental tomb with the longest funerary epigraph ever found.

New rooms found under Basilica di Sana Croce in Italy

Ancient rooms have been unearthed at a pilgrimage site in Rome, Italy. New rooms have been discovered in the domus (house) of Empress St. Helena, the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, in the bowels of the basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme in Rome, officials said Friday. "These are

Leopard fossil found in northern Italy

The ancient shinbone of a leopard has been found on the banks of a river in northern Italy. Leopards may have roamed across Italy alongside Neanderthals, a new study finds. Scientists analyzed an ancient, well-preserved bone discovered by amateur scientist Renato Bandera in the summer of 2014 and donated to the Paleoanthropological

Roman temple found during radar survey in Italy

A huge Roman temple has been found at Falerii Novi, 30 miles north of Rome, using radar technology. A Roman temple the size of St Paul’s Cathedral has been found by a Cambridge University-led team in central Italy. The building, which was colonnaded on three sides, occupied a site 120m long and

Etruscan tombs uncovered in Italy

17 Etruscan tombs dating back from the 9th-3rd centuries B.C. have been found in Italy. Archaeologists working in the Etruscan necropolis of Vulci near Viterbo have found 17 tombs containing a variety of ornaments and jewellery left by relatives of the deceased to facilitate their passage to the afterlife. The tombs, dating

Drone photos reveal ancient settlement

Drones have been employed to discover trace of an ancient settlement in Italy's Apennine Mountains. Now, using small airborne drones, archaeologists have found that an ancient settlement in the Apennines was much more dense and organized than previously thought, a new study reveals. The study offered evidence that dronescould help uncover