After video emerged Monday of protesters toppling and kicking the Confederate Soldiers Monument in Durham, North Carolina, some suggested that such statutes should remain standing because they’re part of our history and heritage. Yet the monuments were mostly erected decades after the fall of the Confederacy and made…
Let us hop in our culinary time machine and set a course for the Roman Empire. FYI, the favored condiment of that mighty ancient culture was a sauce called garum, and it was made from fermented fish guts and blood—mackerel was especially popular—plus herbs and salt. Yum, yum!
It’s March 15, also known as the Ides of March, the day that Julius Caesar famously got whacked. Which makes today a great opportunity to sit down and watch some YouTube tutorials on ancient Roman hairstyles.
Archeologists say they’ve found an early Roman tavern in what is now France. One of the big clues: All the abandoned drinking bowls and animal bones lying around. What a dump!
Yes, those are the heads of ancient Romans. Emperors and senators, to be precise.
Recently, I had occasion to search the stock photography database Shutterstock for pictures depicting ancient Rome. A theme quickly emerged: sexy ancient Romans. There are a lot of depictions of sexy ancient Romans. Even for a passel of horn dogs like the ancient Romans, it’s a lot!
Forget all those Roman epics with sprawling casts of white actors speaking in (real or fake) British accents. New findings suggest that London circa 50 A.D. was pretty diverse.
Researchers in Italy say that the victims of Pompeii had perfect teeth right up to (and past) the moment when they were covered in and petrified by volcanic ash. So tell us, Science: How did they maintain those perfect sets of Pomper Chompers?
One of the oldest pieces of British porn has been discovered in mud near the Putney Bridge in London. The artifact from the first century A.D. looks like it might feature two blobs wrestling, but it's actually a kind of token used in brothels across the Roman Empire, which one could turn in for a particular sex act.…