The Romans

The Romans

Roman fort is revealed by work at water plant

A 2,000-YEAR-OLD Roman fort has been uncovered on the site of a new £60 million water treatment plant.

Roman tombstone found in field

THE first Roman tombstone to be unearthed in Scotland since 1834 has been found in a field at Carberry, near Inveresk, East Lothian.

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Homework project digs up Roman relic

IT HAD lain undiscovered and untouched for almost 2,000 years and could have been lost forever if not for the persistence of an amateur archaeologist and his camera phone.

Epic film quest for Rome's lost Scottish legion

IT IS a timeless tale that has been cherished by generations of spellbound schoolchildren: a mighty force of Roman troops disappears without trace after marching into Scotland to subdue rebellious Celtic tribes.

Hadrian's Wall off map for Britons

ALMOST one in six people think Hadrian's Wall is not located in Britain, according to a new study.

Roman camp's occupiers may have built the Antonine Wall

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have found a camp thought to have been built to accommodate Roman construction workers who constructed the Antonine Wall.

Roman find

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have discovered evidence of a Roman settlement at the base of a man-made hill built 3,000 years before they arrived.

Scots wall put forward as a heritage site

UNITED Nations advisers will visit the Antonine Wall to consider whether it should be recognised as a World Heritage Site alongside the Great Wall of China and the pyramids of Egypt, the culture minister, Patricia Ferguson, said yesterday.

Meet Antony and Cleopatra (Burton and Taylor they certainly aren't)

ANTONY and Cleopatra - one of history's most romantic couples - were not the great beauties that Hollywood would have us believe, academics have revealed.

We've done Idi Amin, now for the Highland Clearances and the Romans

TWO of the top talents in Scottish film spelled out their ambitions for new projects on their home turf yesterday at the gala screening of The Last King of Scotland.

Archbishop of York celebrates Roman heritage

ROMAN soldiers will be accompanying the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, when he leads the festivities marking the day Constantine the Great became Roman Emperor in York on 25 July, AD306, after the death of his father - Emperor Constantius - also in the city of York.

Boost in hunt for birthplace of Rome's first emperor

A TEAM of archaeologists announced yesterday that they had uncovered part of what they believed to be the birthplace of Rome's first emperor, Augustus.

Perfect Bronze Age skeleton in the heart of Rome

ARCHAELOGISTS were yesterday celebrating the discovery of an intact 3,000-year-old Bronze Age skeleton in the heart of ancient Rome.

Romans are coming as town unveils £6m cultural centre

A CULTURAL centre featuring a museum showcasing Roman remains and a family history archive would be built in East Lothian under £6 million plans unveiled today.

Key Roman discoveries

ARCHAEOLOGISTS who have been digging for more than a year at the villa of the second-century Roman Emperor Hadrian, in Tivoli, east of Rome, have unearthed a monumental staircase and a statue of an athlete.

Have a go.. if you think you're card enough

THEY are perhaps history's most celebrated fighters, noble warriors said to have no fear of dying in bloody hand-to-hand combat.

Moles take credit in archaeological find

A family of moles were hailed yesterday as "budding amateur archaeologists" for unearthing a Roman villa in Gloucestershire.

Nero's Golden Palace in danger of collapse

EMPEROR Nero's 2,000-year-old Golden Palace in Rome is in serious danger of collapse and will have to close for two years.

Lazy Guide to Net Culture: Upload Pompeii

If you want to appear like you're at the cutting edge of net culture but can't be bothered to spend hours online, then never fear.'s pathetic team of geeks, freaks and gimps will do the hard work for you. While you sip wine, read a book or engage in normal social interaction, they will burn out their retinas staring at badly designed web pages and dodge creeps in chatrooms to prepare for you:'s lazy guide to net culture.

BBC's Roman controversy

Italian TV is cutting several scenes from the controversial BBC series Rome because they are too sexy and violent. Senior officials at Italy's state TV company viewed the series in private and decided that at least a dozen bloodthirsty and racy scenes had to be cut from just the first episode before it could be screened.

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