The excavations of the ancient city of Kibyra in the southwestern province of Burdur, known for its history of gladiators, were completed last week. Şükrü Özdoğru, an archeologist working in the city, said they had found a new odeon, roads and mosaics in the city. The team also restored the ancient city’s walls and some of the buildings and excavated an ancient water system in the city, which shows the lifestyle of the society that lived there.
Destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24, AD 79, Pompeii vanished beneath thick layers of volcanic ash. The city remained virtually untouched for nearly 1,700 years, preserved as if sealed in a time capsule. Pompeii's unearthing –structure by structure, street by street, block by block--revealed one of the greatest archaeological sites ever excavated. Explore the ruins of this once prosperous city in the interactive map.
Si les archéologues avaient mis au jour les grands monuments antiques d'Ostie, restait à découvrir l'emplacement du port qui alimentait Rome en blé. Grâce à des carottages sédimentaires, ce port « perdu » vient enfin d'être localisé au nord-ouest de la cité d'Ostie, en rive gauche de l'embouchure du Tibre.