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View Resource Earliest Known Roman London Plaque Discovered

Earlier today, archaeologists working on a massive dig on the southern banks of the River Thames uncovered the oldest known plaque inscribed with the city's Roman name, Londinium. While the exact date of the plaque is unknown, it is believed to date from between 50 and 150 AD, and would most likely have been placed on some type of building or in a shrine. Equally important, the plaque offers some...
View Resource Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall is an historical monument built by the Romans in Britain and spans more than 2,000 years of history. Standing as a "reminder of past glories of one of the world's greatest civilisations," the Wall is equipped with museums, forts, and events that bring Roman history to life. Designed by the World Heritage Site, this Web site offers tourist information (such as travel and hotel...
View Resource Mantovano: Virgil and His Influence Mailing List

Mantovano, the Virgil mailing list, exists to discuss: (1) the works attributed to Publius Vergilius Maro; (2) commentary on Virgil and his works; and (3) Virgil's influence on subsequent literature.
View Resource Roma sotterranea

Presented by the Roma sotterranea association, a group of urban speleologists (also known as urban archaeologists), allow you to explore the Last Frontier" underneath Rome. Any large, long-inhabited city such as Rome always has some underground structures like catacombs, sewers, and aqueducts. In addition, in part the result of quarrying to obtain building materials and in part due to the growth...
View Resource Stanford Digital Forma Urbis Romae Project

The Forma Urbis Romae, also known as the Severan Marble Plan, is a giant marble map of ancient Rome measuring 60 feet wide by 45 feet high, dating to the reign of Septimius Severus (circa 200 AD). Unfortunately, the map has been broken into 1,186 fragmented pieces, and not all of the pieces still exist. Presently, engineers from the Department of Computer Science and archaeologists from the...
View Resource The Atrium: For Devotees of Ancient Greece and Rome

With the large number of quality ancient world sites already existing it is difficult for a new one to make room for itself. The Atrium accomplishes this by focusing on resources that connect the present and the past. Teachers can make good use of several features at this site. The Commentarium is a frequently updated journal that provides links to online news stories involving the ancient world....
View Resource The Roman Empire in the First Century

This companion site for the PBS series that aired recently provides a nice introduction to life in Ancient Rome. The site is divided into four main sections: the Roman Empire, Ancient Voices, the Social Order, and Life in Roman Times, each of which is further divided into subsections. Here users can learn about everything from Roman divorce and marriage laws, to Caesar's murder, to Ovid's poems....