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The Roman Empire ruled throughout Europe, and parts of Asia and Africa.
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Pompeii from the British Museum
The digital video Pompeii from the British Museum will show in American movie theaters on September 25, 2013, presenting information about Pompeii and its sister city Herculaneum with the assistance of Roman scholars.

Vindolanda Tablets - Notes from the Roman Empire in Britain
The Vindolanda tablets are what archaeologists call the thin pieces of wood used as writing paper for the Roman soldiers garrisoned at the fort of Vindolanda between AD 85 and 130.

Time Team: Unearthing the Roman Invasion
Many episodes from the British reality TV series, the Time Team, have covered the Roman invasion. In this new DVD box set, 12 episodes featuring the for centuries of Romano-British archaeological sites are included.

The Fires of Vesuvius
The Fires of Vesuvius is a 2008 book by Mary Beard, summarizing the 250 years of scholarly research at the famous city of Pompeii, destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 79 AD.

Scenes from Paradise: Jewish Roman Mosaics from Tunisia
A selection of images from the Brooklyn Museum's planned exhibition of Roman mosaics from a Jewish synagogue in Tunisia in the latter days of the Roman empire.

Roman Ruins
The ruins of the Roman Empire are located throughout Europe, and wherever they're located, they share a common architecture and economy, as can be seen from the archaeological studies.

Roman Roads (Viae Publicae)
Roman roads (called Viae Publicae in Latin) were an extremely important construction project for imperial Rome, as they allowed for communication and control of the vast Roman empire throughout Europe

Tree of Paradise: Roman Jewish Mosaics from Tunisia
An exhibition of Roman mosaics recovered from the 3rd century AD Jewish synagogue at Naro, Tunisia, is planned for the fall and winter of 2005-2006. The mosaics, showing natural, religious and personal images, exemplify a little-known way of life, that of wealthy Jewish members of the late Roman empire in Africa.

Egnatia Way
The Egnatia Way (or Via Egnatia) was a major Roman thoroughfare, built in the second century BC as a military road connecting the southern Adriatic coast to the northern Aegean sea.

Samnite Culture
The Samnite culture is one of several ethnic groups in the Roman empire, originating from the Samnium region, roughly encompassing the Sangro Valley region of the Abruzzo in Italy.

Roman Gask Project
The Gask Ridge project is being conducted by the University of Liverpool and the Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust, to investigate the Roman fortifications including Hadrian's Wall, in Scotland.

Corpus Informático del Instrumentum Domesticum
From CEIPAC at la Universitat de Barcelona, a catalog of epigraphic data on Roman amphorae. Substantial resources in Gran Bretaña, Alemania y Holanda; se ha iniciado la relativa a Francia, Suiza, Austria, España, Portugal e Italia. Spanish.

Lacus Curtius: Into the Roman World
Bill Thayer's long-standing website on all things Roman, Lacus Curtius just moved to the University of Chicago's webserver.

Maecenas: Images of Ancient Greece and Rome
Over 1500 photographs of by Leo C. Curran (SUNY Buffalo) of ancient Greece and Rome.

Roman Britain: From BBC Online
From the British Broadcasting Company, this site includes articles by archaeologists, 3D fly bys, illustrations, and even recipes on the Roman occupation of Britain.

Roman Cooking
Just for fun, some ancient recipes from an old Roman cookbook, translated into English from the German translation of the original Latin by Michaela Pantke.

The Corinth Computer Project
From the University of Pennsylvania, a terrific use of virtual reality and detailed archaeological data to explore the Roman city in Greece.

Roman Aqueducts
Roman engineering saw its peak with water control, still seen in the lovely Roman aqueducts 2,000 years later.

Carnuntum (Austria)
Carnuntum is the name of an enormous Roman city about 25 miles from Vienna, Austria, where archaeologists have recently discovered a well-preserved school complex for Roman gladiators.

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