April 21, 2019
At midday on the Spring Equinox, April 21, light streams in through the twenty-seven foot diameter oculus of the Pantheon and aligns perfectly with the doorway.

February 11, 2018
Two young Roman emperors met untimely ends on 11 February, Britannicus in 55 and Gordian III in 244.

December 24, 2017
Roman Emperor Galba (Servius Sulpicius Galba) was Born 24 December 3 BCE in Rome.

June 12, 2017
Modern Theater and Ancient History Clash on the Palatine Multiple news outlets are reporting that a heated debate is brewing in Rome over a theatrical space created on the Palatine Hill for a summer production of “Divo Nerone – Opera Rock,” which opened 1 June.

April 16, 2017
Though he had reigned only three months, Roman Emperor Marcus Salvius Otho had showed in this short time more wisdom and grace than anyone had expected when he committed suicide on 16 April 69 following defeat at the Battle of Bedriacum.

September 25, 2016
Rare Coin Bearing Likeness of Nero Found in Jerusalem A coin bearing the image of the Roman Emperor Nero is worth it weight in gold – and more – as its certain provenance provides rare insight into the distribution of and cultural value attached to the aureus .

July 19, 2015
On this day, 19 July, Rome burned.

July 18, 2015
During the night of 18 July 64, a great fire swept through Rome.

June 23, 2015
Roman Emperor Vespasian died 23 June 79 CE after ruling the empire for a decade.

May 24, 2015
Germanicus Julius Caesar, known as Germanicus , was born on 24 May 15 BCE in Rome.

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