Roman Archaeology Group

Perth, Western Australia

When in Rome: where Caesar was assassinated

X marks the spot… by Norah Cooper The very place too where the senate was to meet seemed to be by divine appointment favourable to their purpose. It was a … Continue reading

April 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Basel, Switzerland – Heat wave in June

  Basel, Switzerland – Heat wave in June –  ICAANE conference and a Roman Site. By a spouse attending with her husband! Flew into Basel airport – seemed to be … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Late Roman hoard uncovered in Limburg

“Dutch archaeologists have recently completed the rescue excavation of a unique treasure hoard dating to the beginning of the 5th century AD, from a field in Limburg. The hoard partially … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Emperor Claudius in Pharaonic Style

Emperor Claudius in Pharaonic Style A ancient stone carving of Claudius dressed in the manner of an Egyptian Pharaoh.

March 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Part of ancient Pompeii fresco in Italy chiselled off by thieves

Some upsetting news from Italy. Part of ancient Pompeii fresco in Italy chiselled off by thieves “Thieves in Italy have stolen part of an ancient fresco from the ruins of … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Empowering Local Women at the Archaeological Site of Umm el-Jimal

Empowering Local Women at the Archaeological Site of Umm el-Jimal An article that features images from APAAME, a project based right here at UWA (and now also at Oxford University). … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Villa of the Mysteries, Pompeii

An interesting article on the methods being used in the restoration of the Villa of the Mysteries, Pompeii. “For more than a century, there have been many efforts, some successful, … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Adopt a Roman coin at Corinium Museum in Cirencester

Adopt a Roman coin at Corinium Museum in Cirencester THE Corinium Museum in Cirencester is giving people the chance to adopt a Roman coin after around 1,500 of them were … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Indian Ocean’s Oldest Shipwreck to be Excavated

Indian Ocean’s Oldest Shipwreck to be Excavated Evidence of a trade link between Rome and Asia may be found at the excavation of a shipwreck by the Sri Lankan coast.

February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Byzantine Basilica discovered in Lake İznik (Nicaea)

Byzantine Basilica discovered in Lake İznik (Nicaea) A Byzantine basilica believed to date from the 5th century A.D. has been discovered in Lake İznik (Nicaea), Turkey Source: hurriyetdailynews

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Monuments of Syria

Monuments of Syria Monuments of Syria: A Window on Syria’s Past by Ross Burns “A two and a half year project for a website to illustrate ‘Monuments of Syria’ has … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tunnels Under Rome Mapped

Tunnels Under Rome Mapped “Deep under the streets and buildings of Rome is a maze of tunnels and quarries that dates back to the very beginning of this ancient city. … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · Leave a comment


MEGA-Jordan MEGA-Jordan is a purpose-built geographic information system (GIS) to inventory and manage archaeology sites at a national level. It has been developed using state-of-the-art technology and requires no more … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Vaulted Corridors Discovered in Turkey

Vaulted Corridors Discovered in Turkey Vaulted corridors, most likely used by servants working in Metropolis’ Roman baths have been discovered in Turkey.

December 3, 2013 · Leave a comment