November 18, 2006 |
Archeologists have started exploring a sunken 1st century Roman vessel carrying about 1,500 clay amphorae, some still containing nearly 2,000-year-old fish bones nestled inside. Boaters found its cargo of amphorae in 2000 when their anchor got tangled with one of the two-handled jars. Exploration of the site a mile off Alicante in southern Spain began in July, said Carles de Juan, a co-director of the project, who works for the Valencia regional government.
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March 26, 1996
Old adage: When in Rome, do as the Romans do. New adage: When in the U.S., do as you darn please. DORIANE LEE PARKER Van Nuys
April 5, 1987
Jeane Kirkpatrick writes about her 20-year infatuation with Provence (Traveling in Style, March 15), yet the ex-ambassador thinks that first came the Romans, then the Celts. TOM O'KEEFFE Orange Coast College Costa Mesa
February 11, 2013 |
VATICAN CITY - In rainy Saint Peter's Square, the mix of opinions about the surprise announcement Monday that Pope Benedict XVI planned to resign ranged from admiration to anger. James Cadman, 29, a seminarian from London, said the 85-year-old Benedict's decision to step down for health reasons rather than dying in office like his predecessor “showed his greatness.” “By putting the good of the church before his own desires he made this one of the greatest moments of his papacy,” Cadman said.
February 17, 2013 |
After playing an SS officer and a bounty hunter in Quentin Tarantino's films, words like “charming”, “impish” and even “cute” may not be the first terms that spring to mind to describe Christoph Waltz, but that was the type of energy the Austrian actor threw into his turn at hosting "SNL," playing man-child characters like a game show host who just wants to dance, an emotionally and sexually stunted soul singer and a...
July 26, 2008 |
LONDON -- He led a global superpower, bought popularity with tax cuts and faced a divisive war in Iraq. In many ways, the Roman Emperor Hadrian and his 2,000-year-old world sound familiar. A new exhibition at the British Museum aims to show that Hadrian, best remembered for building a 73-mile wall to separate England and Scotland, is a leader whose achievements and contradictions helped forge our times. "Hadrian is one of the great Roman emperors," exhibition curator Thorsten Opper said.