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July 23, 2017

The volcanic destruction of the Roman city of Pompeii in 79 AD happened to occur during the early years of Christianity. Paul the Apostle converted to Christianity in ca. 31-36 AD and helped spread his ministry through missions and sermons across the Roman empire, fina...

November 11, 2016

Urban archaeology in historic cities is often limited due to limits on new construction that would allow—or even require—archaeological research first. In London, one of the oldest capital cities in the world, a new building boom is providing archaeologists with an unp...

October 3, 2016

Archaeological excavations at Pompeii and Herculaneum have revealed spectacularly well-preserved remains of these ancient cities. Further south and west along the coast of the Bay of Naples, some of the wealthiest citizens of ancient Rome built expansive seaside villas...

August 11, 2016

The fall of Rome in 476AD did not mean the end of what became known as the Eternal City. A newly restored church and accompanying exhibit illustrates how the Roman forum, which had been the center of Roman administrative, political, and civic life of the Roman empire,...

July 21, 2016

Restored 17th-century frescoes are just one highlight of this palazzo turned luxury hotel near the Rialto Bridge on the Grand Canal of Venice. One of the domed ceilings above a staircase is decorated with Pietro Longhi’s “Fall of the Giants,” painted in 1734. Nicole Ba...

July 21, 2016

No, not Johnny Cash – but depictions in two cave paintings recently discovered at Macchu Picchu, the famed 15th-century Inca citadel situated high in the Andes Mountains in Peru. While the paintings are similar to others in the area, the precise date of these paintings...

June 30, 2016

The Villa of Mysteries at Pompeii, which contains the most well-preserved and famous frescoes at this World Heritage site, is subject to repeated vibrations due to local trains and seismic activity.


Pompeii's Villa of Mysteries at risk of collapse

By John Phillips


June 26, 2016

The elaborately painted desert homes of wealthy Marwari traders now stand empty. But their opulence instills a sense of awe.


The Lost Frescoes of Rajasthan

By Aatish Taseer

New York Times Magazine

May 9, 2016

June 26, 2016

Excavations around the area of the Nevşehir Castle in Turkey have revealed a previously hidden monastery. Possibly as old as the 5th century, the frescoes are unique for the region.


Historic church discovered in Turkey’s Nevşehir ‘could change history of Orthodoxy’


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