Monterozzi Necropolis, Tomb of the Triclinium

From Tombs to Terracotta: The Evolution of Etruscan Painting

A Detailed Look at Etruscan Art from Orientalizing to Hellenistic Periods Etruscan painting is one of the most significant artistic manifestations of the Etruscan civilization. … Read more

Witchcraft Scene, PAINTING, Salvatore Rosa (1615-1673)

Italian Witchcraft Through the Ages: From Ancient Rites to Modern Stregheria

The Ancient Roots of Italian Witchcraft, Tracing the Evolution of Stregheria Italian witchcraft, known as “stregheria,” traces its roots to the ancient pagan practices that … Read more

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30+ Roman Architectural Wonders Around Europe, Africa & Middle East

Monumental Structures that Embody the Essence of Roman Architectural Brilliance. Roman architectural endeavors, across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, marked by an impressive … Read more

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The Most Controversial Popes in Catholic History

Scandals, Power, and Reform. Throughout history, the papacy has witnessed a spectrum of pontiffs, with some revered for their holiness and others notorious for their … Read more

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The Futuristic Edge of Filippo Romoli’s Italian Art Deco

Art Deco with a Futurist Touch Filippo Romoli (1901-1969) was a prominent Italian illustrator and poster artist of the 20th century known for his distinctive … Read more

Top 20 Archaeological Sites in Italy

20 Fascinating Archaeological Sites in Italy

Exploring Centuries of Archaeological Marvels: A Tour of Italy’s Historical Treasures. Italy, a country deeply rooted in history, is a treasure trove of archaeological wonders … Read more

In the Footsteps of Maes Titianus

Maes Titianus: A Roman Merchant’s Tale on the Silk Road

In the Footsteps of Maes Titianus: A Roman Merchant’s Tale on the Silk Road. Maes Titianus’s rare account is the only one that describes the … Read more

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The Roman Underworld: Catacombs, the Cloaca Maxima and hidden routes

Tunnels and Passages: The Hidden Routes of Roman Engineering. The Roman underworld include various underground structures such as catacombs, underground passages, and sewers, notably the … Read more

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Names, Words, and Pronouns: Italianization Under Fascist Rule

Italianization and Linguistic Policies during Fascist Italy. Caption of the cartoon in the featured image: Here Lies the LEI, whose delicate constitution could not withstand … Read more

Mithraic relief, Tauroctony, about 160 CE, Royal Ontario Museum

Ancient Roman Magic: Superstitions and Mystical Symbols

Magic and Religion in the Roman Society. In ancient Roman society, the realms of magic and superstition occupied a unique and often complex space. Far … Read more

Apartment Living in Rome: Insulae Life and Culture

Apartment Living in Ancient Rome: Insulae Life and Culture

Ancient Rome’s Urban Dwelling: Insulae’s Daily Life and Culture. In the bustling city of ancient Rome, a significant portion of the urban population lived in … Read more

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Roman Vacations: Leisure and Pleasure in Ancient Times

How Ancient Romans Spent Their Holidays. The Roman Empire, which spanned from Western Europe to parts of Asia and Africa, is renowned for its military, … Read more