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archeologists find roman shipwrecks off egypt's north coast




egypt says archaeologists have discovered three sunken shipwrecks dating back more than 2,000 years to roman times off the coast of the city of alexandria. tuesday's statement from mostafa waziri, the head of the supreme council of antiquities, says the discovery was made in collaboration with the e...



payday loans and interest rates in ancient romes




this post is in partnership with history today. the article below was originally published at history today.towards the end of the third century ad, aurelia taesis, an illiterate weaver from the city of memphis in roman egypt, lost her father, but inherited his debt of 18,000 silver drachmas. as a s...



a kerfuffle about diversity in the roman empire




how a children’s cartoon ignited a debate about skin color in roman britain, and what it has to do with genetics



presstv-egypt launches airstrikes on militants




egypt warplane egypt's ministry of defense has released a video, showing the country's military carrying out airstrikes on what they say were militant outposts connected to a recent deadly mosque attack in north sinai.



4-year-old uses touch id, siri to call emergency services for unconscious mother




this resourceful, brave 4-year-old boy helped save his mother's life.a 4-year-old boy in london saved his mom's life by calling emergency services on her iphone.the woman reportedly fell unconscious in their home with only 4-year old roman, his twin brother, and a younger brother there with her. the...



egypt: 17 mummies found in necropolis near minya




(minya, egypt) — an egyptian archaeological mission has found a necropolis holding at least 17 mummies near the nile valley city of minya, in the first such find in the area, the antiquities ministry said on saturday.the discovery was made in the village of tuna al-gabal, a vast archaeological sit...



egypt archaeologists discover tombs dating back 2,000 years




egypt's antiquities ministry says that archaeologists have discovered three tombs dating back more than 2,000 years, from the ptolemaic period. the discovery was made in the nile valley province of minya south of cairo, in an area known as al-kamin al-sahrawi.tuesday's statement by the ministry says...



presstv-blast hits egypt’s alexandria, kills several people




at least 11 people have been killed and 35 others injured in a bomb blast that hit a church in egypt’s northern city of alexandria, state tv reports.no group or individual has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.egypt’s officials say the casualty figure may rise as some of the injured ...



archaeologists study how lead poisoning affected the roman empire




credit: university of sheffieldarchaeologists at the university of sheffield are investigating how lead poisoning affected human health in the roman empire. the research, jointly led by professor maureen carroll from the university of sheffield's department of archaeology and dr tracy prowse from mc...



presstv-egypt mps approve deal giving islands to ksa




mohamed shalabypress tv, cairoamidst widespread public criticism, egypt's parliament has approved a treaty ceding sovereignty over two strategic red sea islands to saudi arabia. the treaty now only awaits ratification by egypt's president.press tv's mohamed shalaby reports from cairo.



egypt's best friends in d.c.




why is a pr firm working directly for one of egypt's top spy services?



the atlantic daily: an attack in egypt




coptic christians targeted in egypt, ramadan in the time of isis, trump’s unpredictability, and more



unique hoard of gold casts new light on final stages of roman rule in the nether




archaeologists of vu amsterdam and the cultural heritage agency of the netherlands unveiled a fascinating hoard of gold coins in het valkhof museum in nijmegen last week. the treasure must have been buried around ad 460, not long before the final fall of the west roman empire in 476. 'the find adds ...



third roman temple in silchester may have been part of emperor's vanity project




a roman temple uncovered in a hampshire farmyard by university of reading archaeologists may be the first building of its kind in britain to be dated back to the reign of emperor nero.



egypt blocks more internet sites




egypt, under fire for muzzling freedom of expression, has blocked access to around 60 news websites and service providers since the end of may, rights groups and media figures said monday.



stolen mosaic from roman emperor caligula's private ship returned to italy




a stolen first century ad marble mosaic from roman emperor caligula's ship is being returned to italy from the us. a floor mosaic from one of roman emperor caligula's opulent private ships, which was stolen after world war ii, is on its way back to italy from the us where it has been recovered from ...



stolen mosaic from roman emperor caligula's private ship returned to italy




a stolen first century ad marble mosaic from roman emperor caligula's ship is being returned to italy from the us. a floor mosaic from one of roman emperor caligula's opulent private ships, which was stolen after world war ii, is on its way back to italy from the us where it has been recovered from ...



rich roman haul surprises dutch archaeologists




a roman ring, found at the dig. photo: william hoogteyling via hharcheologists digging at a site in tiel in the province of gelderland, have found a rich haul of roman artefacts, among which a statue of the god jupiter, a grave stone inscribed deae (to the goddess), 2,500 bronze objects and a unique...



egypt blocks al jazeera and other sites for 'supporting terrorism'




the brotherhood used to be the most influential religio-political organization in egypt until its fall from power in 2013. it's what caused bad blood between the two countries: egypt is accusing qatar of supporting the group after it was ousted from power. however, reuters found that even websites w...



archeologists uncover new economic history of ancient rome




some of the mystery behind one of sicily's largest ancient roman villas is now solved thanks to a team of archeologists from the university of south florida in tampa, fla. they're the first to successfully excavate the 5,000 square meter roman villa of durreueli at realmonte, located off the souther...



presstv-debate: egypt mosque terror attack




funerals are held for victims of friday’s deadly attack on a mosque in egypt that killed at least 305 worshipers. in this edition of the debate, press tv has conducted an interview with hazem salem, a political activist from cairo, and aly el-kabbany, an author in london, to discuss the ...



presstv-wealthy roman neighborhood found in france




archaeologists have unearthed a colossal collection of luxurious roman houses in france. the well-preserved neighborhood with an area of 75000 square feet was found on the outskirts of the southeastern commune of vienne. magnificent tiles, furniture and jewelries, gardens as well as the neighborhood...



egypt welcomes biggest maker faire cairo yet




going back thousands of years, egypt has been the pivot of many turning points in history. take the encounters between cleopatra and julius caesar that changed the fates of both egypt and rome. or the countless meetings that connected many religions and cultures. so when you look at how the maker mo...



presstv-egypt discovers tombs dating back 2,000 years




egypt's antiquities ministry says that archaeologists have discovered three tombs dating back more than 2,000 years, from the ptolemaic period.the discovery was made in the nile valley province of minya south of cairo, in an area known as al-kamin al-sahrawi.tuesday's statement by the ministry says ...



greece officially undertakes representation of egypt in qatar | news




the greek flag was on friday hoisted at the building housing the egyptian embassy in doha as greek authorities officially undertake the representation in qatar of egypt, one of five arab nations to have severed diplomatic ties with qatar over the latter’s alleged support for extremist groups.“fo...