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“A Lady of York”

“A Lady of York”

The life and times of the Ivory Bangle Lady

A high-status grave from Late-Roman York is better known as the “Ivory Bangle Lady”. Analyses of her remains and her grave goods have helped us to understand her biography. In this article, Adam Parker explores what we understand of her life of wealth and migration to Roman Britain.

Written by Adam Parker

Vindobona

Vindobona

Vienna in Roman times

In building their empire, the Romans preferred borders that were relatively easy to defend, such as rivers. Next to the Danube, they founded a fort called Vindobona on the site of the later city of Vienna.

Written by Josho Brouwers

Chariots

Chariots

In this episode of the Ancient World Magazine podcast, Dr Josho Brouwers is joined by contributing editor Dr Joshua Hall, regular contributor Dr Arianna Sacco, and special guest Dr Silvannen Gerrard to talk about chariots, from the Bronze Age down to the Roman era.

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The vastness of Rome

The vastness of Rome

For the Romans, without modern modes of transport, the world must have felt like a much larger place. For many, however, this was no impediment to setting out.

Written by Fabio Fernandes

Early Rome

Early Rome

Dr Joshua Hall talks with Dr Ulla Rajala (Stockholm University) about Early Rome, with special reference to books that have been recently published on this topic.

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Medusa at the edge of Empire

Medusa at the edge of Empire

Images of the head of Medusa, the mythical gorgon beheaded by Perseus, were used throughout the Classical world as a symbol of power and protection. In this article, Adam Parker explores her presence in Roman Britain, at the edge of the Roman Empire.

Written by Adam Parker

A temple for all the gods

A temple for all the gods

The Pantheon in Rome

One of the most impressive structures of ancient Rome, the Pantheon was a temple dedicated to all the gods. The main room consisted of a large cylindrical drum topped by a dome, with a central hole or oculus allowing for light and air – and rain! – to pass through.

Written by Josho Brouwers

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