/Ancient history

Sindrome di Guillain-Barré: Alexander the Great was Buried Alive?

By |2019-03-20T01:41:08+00:00March 20th, 2019|Events Characters Politics, Greece, News, Ancient history|

Alexander the Great. The great Macedonian leader died, probably, because of Guillain-Barre syndrome Alexander the Great died because of the Guillain-Barré syndrome? The causes of premature death of the great Macedonian leader are an age-old mystery, New Zealand but this study could eventually solve it. So far it has been speculated around, dall'avvelenamento murder, by cirrhosis [...]

Roman Emperors Pazzi in Cause of lead poisoning?

By |2019-03-18T03:02:00+00:00March 18th, 2019|Roma, Daily life Costume Company, Ancient history|

Caligola. A Lead poisoning may have contributed to "madness" many Roman emperors Lead poisoning may have been the cause of the insanity of many Roman emperors? This is just a guess, but according to some scholars entirely plausible. Excessive presence of this metal in the organism in fact, not only causes impotence in sex [...]

Single in Ancient Rome: Marriage Seen as a Hassle

By |2019-03-14T06:08:10+00:00March 14th, 2019|Roma, Daily life Costume Company, Ancient history|

Betrothed in Rome. Single people in Ancient Rome were few, but only for practical reasons There were singles in Ancient Rome or all were to be married? Despite substantial changes between age and the other, the marriage was not always seen positively by dell'Urbe inhabitants, especially in the era archaic. The wedding, then, were more a social duty [...]

ficatum: Liver (Grasso) Pork in a Apicius Recipe

By |2019-02-16T04:04:17+00:00February 16th, 2019|Roma, Daily life Costume Company, Ancient history|

Pig. The "accident" It was a recipe of Apicius based greased pig liver with figs The term ficatum, Ancient Rome, He indicated the liver of animals fattened with figs. I have already posted several recipes of the great chef Marco Gavius ​​Apicius (see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/10750/storia-antica/pullum-parthicum-ricetta-apicio e http://www.pilloledistoria.it/9767/storia-antica/antiche-ricette-un-dolce-apicio), but this is really the ultimate [...]

Fire of Rome 64 d.C: Who were the (Data) culprits?

By |2019-02-07T07:13:45+00:00February 7th, 2019|Events Characters Politics, Roma, Ancient history|

Fire of Rome 64 d.C. The fire of Rome 64 d.C. It was one of the most tragic events in the city's history The damage was very heavy and the number of victims awesome. on the incident, over the centuries, They were poured rivers of ink, but some aspects are still uncertain. First of all, was really [...]

Fire of Rome: such as damage to the City and how many victims?

By |2019-01-30T04:45:45+00:00January 30th, 2019|Events Characters Politics, Roma, Ancient history|

Fire of Rome 64 d. C. The fire of Rome 64 d.C. It is one of the most tragic pages in the history of the city. Blame, as known, It was attributed to Nero, which in turn he pointed the finger at Christians, but probably the causes were accidental. In Rome actually, fires [...]

Celts: Heads Mozzate Enemies Use as trophies of victory

By |2019-01-24T00:20:28+00:00January 24th, 2019|Great Civilizations, News, Ancient history|

Skulls of people who may have been beheaded by the Celts The Celts cut off the heads of fallen enemies and kept as trophies. This gruesome habit, described by some Roman authors, He had never found, till now, archaeological evidence that could confirm. The Romans also, as known, they used to "enrich" tales [...]

Tomb of Cleopatra and Mark Antony: we are at a Turn?

By |2019-01-18T00:06:48+00:00January 17th, 2019|Great Civilizations, News, Ancient history|

Mark Antony and Cleopatra. Maybe it was finally rediscovered the tomb of Cleopatra Cleopatra's tomb was eventually found? According to Zahi Hawass, famous archaeologist and Egyptologist, Yup. The queen of Egypt, according to the scholar's statements, He would be buried in Taposiris Magna (Abusir), not too far from Alexandria, next to her beloved Marco [...]

Gotta, Disease of the Rich

By |2018-11-11T03:59:44+00:00November 11th, 2018|Middle Ages, Daily life Costume Company, Company Costumes Daily Life, Daily life Costume Company, Ancient history, Contemporary history, Modern history|

Piero de Medici, father of Lorenzo the Magnificent, say "The Gouty" Gout is a disease that afflicted many famous people from the past. He suffered, among others, Henry VIII, Medici (see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/9738/storia-moderna/perche-piero-de-medici-detto-gottoso), Luigi XIV (see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/9610/storia-moderna/luigi-xiv-vino-aromatizzato-curare-la-gamba-del-re) and perhaps Columbus (see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/8890/storia-moderna/gotta-poliartrite-reumatoide-cosa-soffriva-cristoforo-colombo). It is an acute inflammatory form that affects the joints, specially [...]

The husbands of Nero

By |2018-11-03T00:12:04+00:00November 3rd, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Roma, Ancient history|

Nerone. In addition to Three Wives, The Emperor also had 2 Nero did not love husbands and married women only (see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/7169/storia-antica/statilia-messalina-la-moglie-meno-conosciuta-di-nerone). The emperor was able to outbursts of love and impetuous, sometimes, also unscrupulous, even in a culture of free customs as was the Roman. In particular, the bizarre monarch lost his head for two men. The [...]