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Two Hundred Year Old Mystery Of Roman Statue Solved By Archaeology Experts
2013-10-08 13:38:05

AlphaGalileo Foundation Archaeologists from Bournemouth University have been able to identify a stone head that was found in a flowerbed in Chichester over 200 years ago, and remained a mystery ever since. Using the latest laser scanning technology, they have revealed that The Bosham Head, as it is known, is from a Roman statue of Emperor Trajan, dating back to AD 122, and one of the most significant Roman finds in Britain The identity of a huge stone object that has remained a mystery...

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2011-02-10 05:55:00

A group of archaeologists have discovered a set of six marble sculptures in Rome that may have belonged to a high-ranking officer in the Roman Empire, Italy's Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities said on Wednesday. The archaeologists, led by Roberto Egidi, unearthed five marble heads from the Severan imperial dynasty and a statue of the Greek god Zeus at the digsite. The figures were buried in an ancient fountain of a Roman villa along the Via Anagnina street in southeast Rome. The...

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2009-08-09 09:20:00

A sprawling country villa believed to be the birthplace of Vespasian, the Roman emperor who built the Colosseum, was unearthed on Friday, The Associated Press reported. Lead archaeologist Filippo Coarelli said the 2,000-year-old ruins were found about 80 miles northeast of Rome, near Cittareale.Experts say the 150,000-square-feet complex was at the center of an ancient village called Falacrine, Vespasian's hometown.Coarelli said that while there are no inscriptions to attribute it for sure,...

2008-10-09 06:00:38

Gordian Health Solutions has signed an agreement to provide its latest suite of health coaching tools, called iCoaching, to the City of Charlotte's 6,000-plus employees, eligible spouses and retirees. Under the agreement, the iCoaching program participants will be allowed unlimited access to Gordian personal health coaches through multiple methods of engagement including telephone, online tools, secure e-mail and/or direct mail, to suit their individual schedules and preferences. Services...

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2008-08-26 12:55:00

Pieces of a large statue depicting Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius were uncovered at an archaeological site at the ancient city of Sagalassos in Turkey.Researchers at the site have unearthed the statue's head, right arm and lower legs. Aurelius was known as one of the so-called "Five Good Emperors." He reigned from 161AD until his death in 180AD.Pieces of the marble statue were found in a cross-shaped room at Sagalassos's Roman baths. The large 13,500 sq ft room was probably used as a...

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2008-08-14 14:15:00

Archaeologists at the ancient site of Sagalassos in Turkey, came across a marble head of what they believe is sculpted in the image of Faustina the Elder. Excavators first believed they had discovered a statue belonging to Hadrian's wife, because the head of Faustina was lying face down in the rubble that filled the ruins of a bath house just 6m from the spot where the Hadrian statue was uncovered. The marble head of Faustina, wife of Roman emperor Antonius Pius, was discovered in...

2008-07-29 21:00:31

British filmmaker John Boorman reportedly is co-writing the script for and plans to direct a movie about the Roman Emperor Hadrian. One of Hadrian's claims to fame was that he built a wall to separate England and Scotland. The emperor, who ruled the Roman Empire from 117 to 138 A.D., was the subject of a recent popular exhibit at the British Museum, as well as Marguerite Yourcenar's novel, Memoirs of Hadrian. Variety.com said the British production company Handmade Films has signed on to...

2007-10-24 09:01:01

New Hampshire Local Government Center (NHLGC) and Gordian Health Solutions have recently announced an impressive increase in participation in NHLGC's wellness program, "Slice of Life." NHLGC, in its fourth year of providing health management programs to its members, reports that 2007 marks the highest personal health assessment (PHA) participation rate to date. Participation was at 14,752 in 2006. After partnering with Gordian in 2007, participation rose 16 percent to 17,087. Gordian,...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.