Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome

Roman coins

Nov 10

Tens of Thousands of Roman Coins Discovered

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

A diver off the northeastern coast of Sardinia discovered one of the largest caches of Roman coins ever found. According to a press release by […]

Roman forts

Nov 6

Hundreds of Roman Forts Identified in Syria and Iraq

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Utilizing declassified images from the CORONA and HEXAGON spy satellite programs, a team of archaeologists identified nearly 400 Roman fortresses throughout the northern Fertile Crescent. […]

Herculaneum scrolls

Oct 16

Herculaneum Scrolls Reveal New Secrets

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

The Herculaneum scrolls may be one of the most important sources of information on the ancient world ever discovered, yet they are practically unreadable, having […]

excavating Pompeii

Oct 10

Excavating Pompeii’s Middle Class

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Despite hundreds of years of archaeological work in the ancient city, those excavating Pompeii continue to uncover amazing new finds. As announced by the Archaeological […]

Aug 31

The Apostle Peter in Rome

By: Nicola Denzey Lewis

Brown University Religious Studies professor Nicola Denzey Lewis answers frequently asked questions about the apostle Peter. Denzey Lewis appears in the CNN series Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery, which aims to investigate artifacts that shed light on the world in which Jesus lived.

Aug 30

The Catacomb of Priscilla

By: Megan Sauter

A short walk through Rome confirms the richness of its history. From the Pantheon to the Colosseum, the city boasts magnificent architecture and art. Yet […]

Aug 7

Roman Training Ground Found at Megiddo

By: BAS Staff

Archaeologists excavating the site of Legio—the legionary camp of Rome’s Sixth Legion located at the foot of Tel Megiddo in northern Israel—have unearthed the remains […]

Pompeii pizza

Aug 4

A Shrine, Frescoes, and…Pizza?

By: Clinton Moyer

While excavating a neighborhood in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, which was destroyed in 79 CE by the eruption of nearby Mt. Vesuvius, a […]

Julius Caesar's Assassination

Jun 26

Site of Julius Caesar’s Assassination Opened

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

“Beware the ides of March,” wrote Shakespeare about the day of Julius Caesar’s assassination. Now, over 2,000 years later, tourists can finally visit the site […]

City of David inscription

May 29

Second Temple Period Receipt Found in the City of David

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

During a salvage excavation of a 19th-century excavation tunnel underneath the City of David, archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) discovered a fragmentary inscription […]