The ancient city of Rome became the heart of a sprawling empire that lasted for hundreds of years, and we're still unearthing ship-loads of Roman artifacts, mystifying treasures and even forts around 2,000 years later.
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Coal miners found the remains of a Roman boat that likely supplied an ancient frontier city and military headquarters.
Brutus minted the silver denarius as a way to pay his troops in the aftermath of Julius Caesar's assassination.
The 1,800-year-old Medusa mosaic was discovered in the remains of lavish Roman-era house in western Spain.
Researchers think the morbid practice originated with pagan people who settled in the region after the Romans drove out the Jews.
A skeleton found facedown in Wales with a sword, silver brooch and restraints may be that of an elite Roman soldier.
The finds in Belgrade date from the period when the city was a regional center of the Roman Empire.
The snake-covered head of Medusa was found on a silver military decoration at a Roman auxiliary fort in England.
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