The reasons for the fall of the Western Roman Empire have remained a mystery for modern historians, just as for the Romans themselves....
New research has rubbished perceptions of Roman Britain as a region inhabited solely by white Europeans.
New scholarship on Rome reminds us of the fragility of human societies in the face of nature.
As all good Monty Python fans know, water technologies feature large in the legacy of benefits left by Roman civilisation. But while aqueducts, sewers and baths retain an obvious presence in the landscape
We now know the apparatus of repression has been attached to the democratic state, but our struggle for privacy is far from hopeless. By Eben Moglen
A Dutch historian has used a unique 1,700 year old map of Roman roads to create an online journey planner giving the destinations, distances and timings of routes used by ancient travellers in the days of empire.
The myth of straight Roman roads has been exposed by a new book which claims the extraordinary engineering feats were the work of the Celts.
After 2,000 years, a long-lost secret behind the creation of one of the world's most durable man-made creations ever-Roman concrete-has finally been discovered by an international team of scientists, and it may have a significant impact on how we build cities of the future.