archaeology

"For the First Time Ever, Rome's Barberini Tomb is Now Open to the Public" - Article from MentalFloss.com

"For the First Time Ever, Rome's Barberini Tomb is Now Open to the Public" - Article from MentalFloss.com

"Following an extensive restoration, Rome’s Barberini Tomb is officially open to the public for the first time in its history. The two-story monument dates back to the second century BC and can be found along what remains of Via Latina, once a major road in Ancient Rome. According to archaeologists, the tomb — also known as the Corneli tomb — is the only one of its kind still intact thanks to its frequent use as a shelter for farmers and shepherds up until the 1800s." ~ The Lonely Planet (source)

"Virtual reality goggles unlock splendour of huge ancient Roman baths complex" - from The Telegraph.co.uk

"Virtual reality goggles unlock splendour of huge ancient Roman baths complex" - from The Telegraph.co.uk

"As of today, visitors to Rome will be able to use sophisticated virtual reality goggles to unlock the secrets of the monumental Baths of Caracalla, which were constructed in the heart of the capital in the early third century AD."

Rome: 'Sistine Chapel of the Early Middle Ages' buried for a millennium by an earthquake reopens - Telegraph

Rome: 'Sistine Chapel of the Early Middle Ages' buried for a millennium by an earthquake reopens - Telegraph

"It was buried under rubble by an earthquake in AD 847 and was only rediscovered in 1900 during archaeological excavations. It has taken more than 30 years to restore its exquisite interior, which is decorated with multi-coloured frescoes of saints, martyrs, angels and emperors."