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Bulgari to Fund Torre Argentina Restoration in Rome

Largo di Torre Argentina in Rome

The Torre Argentina archeological area lies at the heart of Rome, both historically and geographically, but it has always been off-limits to visitors. Until now. Advertisements

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Video: Ancient Rome in XX Minutes

Educational video breaks down the history of Ancient Rome in 20 minutes.

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The Coolest View of the Colosseum

The Colosseum is a fascinating structure no matter where you view it. But my favorite perch from which to view the Colosseum has to be on this footbridge that spans the busy streets of the Monti neighborhood. The footbridge is hardly a secret — you’ll find handfuls of tourists here at all hours of the …

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The Rise and Fall of Rome Found in Layers of Arctic Ice

A new study shows how scientists can learn about Ancient Rome from layers of Arctic ice.

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Upper Floors of the Colosseum Open to Visitors

Beginning on November 1, the Colosseum’s fourth and fifth floors will open to visitors for the first time in more than a generation. These upper sections contained the “nosebleed” seats, from which regular ancient Romans could watch gladiatorial combats and other spectacles. Modern visitors who wish to see the fourth and fifth floors must pay …

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Ancient Ruins, Virtual Reality: Archaeological Sites Embrace VR For Enhanced Experiences

Domus Aurea, Sala Ottagona

Last weekend the Domus Aurea, also known as Nero’s Golden Palace, became the latest attraction to offer visitors the chance to wear virtual reality headsets while touring the site.

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The Atlas of Ancient Rome: Your New Favorite Coffee Table Book

Atlas of Ancient Rome

The Atlas of Ancient Rome, a gorgeous, new two-volume set edited by Andrea Carandini, promises to be an “authoritative archeological survey of Rome from prehistory to the early medieval period.” The slip-cased set is available now.

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