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2015-03-26 12:27:13

OTTAWA, March 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Gladiators and the Colosseum - Death and Glory, a fascinating exhibition developed by the Italian firms Contemporanea Progretti and Expona, is coming

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2015-01-24 12:19:00

A restoration project at the Colosseum in Rome has led to the startling discovery of painted red numbers on the seats of the 2,000-year-old gladiatorial arena, indicating that it likely used a seating system not unlike those found in modern sporting venues.

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2010-02-02 07:17:52

Researchers excavating an ancient Roman cemetery made a surprising discovery when they extracted ancient mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) from one of the skeletons buried at the site: the 2,000-year-old bones revealed a maternal East Asian ancestry.


Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).