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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.
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.
ALMOST one in six people think Hadrian's Wall is not located in Britain, according to a new study.
ARCHAEOLOGISTS have found a camp thought to have been built to accommodate Roman construction workers who constructed the Antonine Wall.
ARCHAEOLOGISTS have discovered evidence of a Roman settlement at the base of a man-made hill built 3,000 years before they arrived.
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.
ANTONY and Cleopatra - one of history's most romantic couples - were not the great beauties that Hollywood would have us believe, academics have revealed.
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.
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.
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.
ARCHAELOGISTS were yesterday celebrating the discovery of an intact 3,000-year-old Bronze Age skeleton in the heart of ancient Rome.
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.
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.
THEY are perhaps history's most celebrated fighters, noble warriors said to have no fear of dying in bloody hand-to-hand combat.
A family of moles were hailed yesterday as "budding amateur archaeologists" for unearthing a Roman villa in Gloucestershire.
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.
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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.