Ancient Rome

Classicist Mary Beard on the infamous Roman emperor Nero

Plus, London Gallery Weekend and Nina Katchadourian on her adopted grandmother's embroidery

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Walk through the 2,000-year-old Mausoleum of Augustus, Rome's first emperor

The circular tomb—used through history as a fortress, a sculpture garden and an entertainment venue—reopens as a museum after an €11m restoration

UK politicsinterview

'A democratic vote swayed by lies is not democracy'—Mary Beard on what antiquity can teach us about political spin

The recipient of the 2019 J. Paul Getty Medal discusses how understanding Cicero can help decipher the rise of populism

Booksarchive

Book Review: The arch of time

From its invention by the Romans, the monumental arch has been a feature of the built environment ever since

Booksarchive

Immortality, Roman style : Hadrian celebrated at the British Museum

Hadrian was a politically savvy, calculating, vicious, lion-hunting, married, gay general in the best tradition

Metropolitan to return antiquities to Italy

20 items that were looted or likely stolen are to be restituted

Lettersarchive

Letter: Nero is the subject of the Warren Cup

One of the British Museum's finest treasures may depict a notoriously licentious Roman emperor

Getty returns three stolen works to Italy

Curator voluntarily collaborates with Italy in accordance with museum’s policy

Romearchive

Mayor aims to erase Mussolini's mark on Rome before the next millennium

The priject to execavate the imperial fora of Augustus, Vespasian, Nerva and Trajan has been described as “every archaeologist’s dream”

Radar helps find amphitheatre without digging

New combination of techniques leads to important finds at ancient Italica

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