"But Freud had a second fear: a fear of Rome's layers. In formal treatises, he compared the psyche to an ancient city, with many layers of architecture built one on top of another, each replacing the last, but with the old structures still present underneath. In private writings he phrased this more personally, that he was terrified of ever visiting Rome because he was terrified of the idea of all the layers and layers and layers of destroyed structures hidden under the surface, at the same time present and absent, visible and invisible. He was, in a very deep way, absolutely right
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Bull-Killer, Sun Lord.
"Foreign religions grew rapidly in the 1st-century A.D. Roman Empire, including worship of Jesus Christ, the Egyptian goddess Isis, and an eastern sun god, Mithras
Rome's Ancient Aqueduct Found.
"The long-sought aqueduct
that delivered fresh, clean water to Rome nearly 2,000 years ago, is found beneath a pig pasture
northwest of the Italian city."
Archaeologists find graveyard of sunken Roman ships.
Information on how such a shipwreck is discovered available from the Aurora Trust
The Ancient World's Longest Underground Aqueduct.
"Roman engineers chipped an aqueduct through more than 100 kilometers of stone to connect water to cities in the ancient province of Syria. The monumental effort took more than a century, says the German researcher who discovered it." How Did the Romans Accomplish Such a Feat? [Via]
Roman Cosmetics Found at Temple Dig:
Stunningly well preservered, the cream still bears the fingerprints of whoever used it last, almost 2,000 years ago.