Like all sophisticates, Hamburg doesn’t reveal all its charms at once. It’s a city whose many pleasures take time to discover. Both ancient and modern, its history continues to be shaped by the sea around it, a port city whose wealth and strategic lo… The post The Queer Charms of Hamburg, Germany: 5 Picks for the Gay Traveler appeared first on Towleroad.
ante diem vii idus octobres rites in honour of Genius Publicus rites in honour of Fausta Felicitas rites in honour of Venus Victrix ludi Augustales scaenici (day 5 — from 11-19 A.D. and post 23 A.D.) ludi Augustales scaenici (day 7 — from 19-23 A.D.) 28 B.C. — dedication of the Temple of Apollo on […]
Mary Beard: “The truth is that Roman history offers very few direct lessons for us, and no simple list of dos and don’ts. … Ancient Rome still matters for very different reasons – mainly because Roman debates have given us a template and a language that continue to define the way we understand our own […]
ante diem viii idus octobres 319/318 B.C. ~ Wikipedia’s date for the birth of Pyrrhus of Epirus (source?) ludi Augustales scaenici (day 4 — from 11-19 A.D. and post 23 A.D.) ludi Augustales scaenici (day 6 — from 19-23 A.D.)
In 1969, my friend Jacques Vallee published Passport To Magonia, the first study of how modern UFO sightings are just the latest interpretation of weird "visitation" experiences that people throughout history have experienced in different forms: angels, demons, fairies, devils, Our Lady of Fatima, and on and on. Show More Summary
nonas octobres rites in honour of Jupiter Fulgur — the deity who was responsible for daytime lightning was worshipped at a shrine in the Campus Martius rites in honour of Juno Quiritis — a divinity possibly originally from Falerii and brought to Rome by evocatio in 241 B.C. was also worshipped at a shrine in […]
Some of the best ingredients are old school. Think neem is ancient history? Well, it is, but it’s also a gold mine for skin and hair today. Find out what neem oil benefits you are missing out on, plus product picks. Neem has long been used in Ayurveda for its […] The post Remarkable Neem Oil Benefits and Products You Can Use appeared first on EcoSalon.
For history buffs and nerds, this is a tragic day. A 2,000-year-old arch was destroyed by the Islamist fighters.
pridie nonas octobres ludi Augustales scaenici (day 2 — from 11-19 A.D. and post 23 A.D.) — — festival in honour of Augustus involving primarily mime and pantomime theatrical displays ludi Augustales scaenici (day 4 — from 19-23 A.D.) 105 B.C. — the Cimbri inflict a massive defeat on Roman legions at Arausio 68 B.C. […]
DAMASCUS (Reuters) - The United Nations cultural organization condemned the latest destruction by Islamic State of ancient monuments in Syria's 2,000-year-old Roman city of Palmyra, saying it showed they were terrified of history.
iii nonas octobres mundus patet – the mundus was a ritual pit which had a sort of vaulted cover on it. Three times a year the Romans removed this cover (August 24, Oct. 5 and November 8) at which time the gates of the underworld were considered to be opened and the manes (spirits of […]
Saving the Villa of the Mysteries http://t.co/Rzq5JPcwlh #ancient #history — LatinD.com (@LatinDiscussion) October 4, 2015 In praise of the British School at Rome. http://t.co/EoL8D1Lex8 — The Classics Library (@stephenjenkin) October 4, 2015 @DorothyKing I was trying to see if the panel in the wall behind (in the painting) was it… I don't think so — rogueclassicist […]
Greece, with its picturesque scenery and long, fabled history has become a magnet for tourists looking for a peek into the wonders of the past. Particularly in Athens, one of the world’s oldest cities and often referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace...
Over 1,000 years ago, the Persian poet Abu'l-Qasim Firdausi (935-1020) narrated the history of Iran and its peoples ? spanning 50 monarchs from the dawn of time to the 7th century A.D. ? through gripping tales of ancient triumphs, larger-than-life heroes and grand adventures. Show More Summary
Fossilized bacteria trapped with an ancient flea could hold secrets to the history of the much-feared bubonic plague.
Scientists may have found the oldest-ever evidence of the bubonic plague, locked away in an ancient flea trapped in amber.In a study published this month in the Journal of Medical Entomology, researchers report that the 20-million-year-old...Show More Summary
ante diem iii kalendas octobres 106 B.C. — birth of Gnaeus Pompeius 61 B.C. — Pompey celebrates his third triumph in recognition of his victories in the Third Mithridatic War 48 B.C. — Pompeius Magnus, in the wake of his defeat at Pharsalus, is murdered as he steps ashore in Egypt (another possible date … […]
We have a new episode of The Distance about a family of numismatists and antiquities dealers (listen to the episode to find out what a numismatist does!). As students of history, Harlan Berk and his three children know that circumstances around them can change rapidly. Show More Summary
At the Bronx Latin School in New York City, teacher Katrina Roman says the topic of ancient history doesn’t usually set students abuzz. But this week, they took a field trip to ancient Aztec ruins using Google Expeditions, a virtual reality teaching tool built with Google Cardboard. Show More Summary
ante diem iv kalendas octobres 48 B.C. — Pompeius Magnus, in the wake of his defeat at Pharsalus, is murdered as he steps ashore in Egypt