2017.08.15 | History and archaeology

Ancient Earthquake Turned Mosaic Workshop into Time Capsule

An earthquake-toppled house in the ancient city of Jerash is providing archaeologists with clues on how artisans constructed mosaics during the eighth century.

2017.08.15 | History and archaeology, Media coverage

Mosaic production in a diachronic perspective - new insights

Article by Live Science. 15 August 2017.

2017.08.15 | History and archaeology

Early Islamic House Unearthed in Jordan

JERASH, JORDAN—Live Science reports that archaeologists have unearthed the remains of an extravagant early Islamic period house in the city of Jerash.

2017.08.14 | History and archaeology

This coin reveals when Rome became an empire

When did Rome become an empire? Its coins hold a clue. Rome controlled only territory in Italy until 209 B.C.E., when it gained command over the Iberian Peninsula—which includes Spain and Portugal—during the Second Punic War against Carthage.

2017.08.14 | History and archaeology, Nature and technology

Rome built on Spanish silver

In 215BC the Roman republic was on the cusp of becoming a footnote in the pages of history. Hannibal and his Carthaginians were rampaging around Italy after trouncing its forces at the battles of Trebia, Trasimene and Cannae. Its allies were deserting en masse. Many of its generals were dead.

2017.08.14 | History and archaeology, Nature and technology

Analysis of Roman coins tells of Hannibal's defeat and Rome's rise

Scientists find that silver used came from mines on Iberian peninsula captured by Rome from Carthaginian leader.

2017.08.14 | History and archaeology, Nature and technology

Rome’s Rise to Power as Deduced by Analysis of Silver Coinage

Paper a at the International Goldschmidt conference (Paris).

2017.08.14 | History and archaeology, Nature and technology

Ancient coins show how empire shifted from Carthage to Rome

Scientists show importance of Spanish mines to Rome becoming an ancient superpower.

2017.08.13 | History and archaeology

Jagten på det forsvundne Artemistempel i Ephesos

BOGOMTALE. Antikken berigede os med mange ting, blandt andet nogle af de største arkitektoniske vidundere i verden. Et af dem var Artemistemplet, som lokkede rejsende til helt op til 1700-tallet, selvom templet på det tidspunkt var forsvundet fra jordens overflade.

2017.08.13 | History and archaeology, Nature and technology

Roman coins show evidence of Hannibal's defeat, scientists say

For those living under the Carthaginian Empire, the defeat of general Hannibal would have been unmistakable. But its effect on the Roman Empire can be detected even today, historians have said, as they analyse the composition of ancient coins.

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