The ancient city of Rome became the heart of a sprawling empire that lasted for hundreds of years, and we're still unearthing ship-loads of Roman artifacts, mystifying treasures and even forts around 2,000 years later.
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Researchers found thousands of clay stamps used to seal official documents inside a former city archive in Doliche.
During ongoing excavations at Claterna, an ancient Roman site in Italy known as the "Pompeii of the North," archaeologists unearthed 3,000 coins and 50 gems.
Archaeologists in Germany have unearthed the foundations of two temples and a shallow circular ditch at a former Roman camp.
The well-preserved bronze coins found off the coast of Sardinia could be linked to a shipwreck.
A newly-launched 3D model of ancient Rome lets viewers experience the city as it was in its heyday in the fourth century.
A rare gold coin found by a metal detectorist and recently auctioned off was minted by a little-known ruler in pre-Roman Britain.
The photos, taken in the 1960s and 1970s by the first spy satellites, reveal that the eastern border of the Roman Empire was a place of vibrant trade.
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