Articles in this category focus on visiting archaeological sites, museums, and more.
Underneath the church San Lorenzo Maggiore in Naples are the impressive remains of an ancient Roman macellum or market building.
In countries like Italy, the ancient world is everywhere. Take, for example, the Italian village of Palinuro, named after the Trojan Palinurus.
In the heart of Costa Rica lies an archaeological site known as Guayabo de Turrialba, the principal city of a pre-Columbian civilization.
The tomb of the Roman poet Virgil (70–19 BC) is located in Naples. Today, the tomb forms the centre of a park created in Virgil’s honour.
We tend to focus on how ancient buildings were used in Antiquity. But how they were used in post-Classical times is often just as interesting, as I discovered when I revisited the Colosseum in Rome.
The island of Rhodes is rich in history, with a variety of museums, art galleries, and archaeological sites to visit.
Matilo or Matilone was a Roman castellum (fort) in what is now Leiden. Today, the site is an archaeological park.
The new Leiden exhibition Casa Romana focuses on everyday life inside a townhouse of a wealthy Roman family in the first century AD.
The promontories that flank the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar were referred to as the Pillars of Hercules.
The ruins of Pompeii offer an unrivalled look at everyday life in a small Roman city of the first century AD.