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High-Tech Science Solves The Mystery Of 800-Year-Old Scroll

High-Tech Science Solves The Mystery Of 800-Year-Old Scroll

Eight hundred years ago, teenager Laurentius Loricatus accidentally killed a man in Italy. He then headed to a cave where he lived for 34 years, whipping himself to atone for his sins. Today, his story lives in the Vatican Secret Archives, on a piece of parchment covered in purple spots.

Construction Workers Discover Ancient Roman Ruins

Construction Workers Discover Ancient Roman Ruins

If you build a new Metro line in Rome, you have to worry about more than just engineering. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the construction team working on the Metro C, which will run through the centre of the city, has now unearthed a huge suite of ancient barracks.