Day: July 15, 2011

Secrets of Ancient Rome

By James Owen for National Geographic News (Published June 23, 2011) Giant chamber in volcano-smothered town held clues to daily life. Photograph courtesy Domenico Camardo, Herculaneum Conservation Project. You might turn your nose up at sifting through hundreds of sacks of human excrement, but researchers are doing just that in Italy—and happily. The unprecedented deposit […]

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