Romulus mystery: Experts divided on 'tomb of Rome's founding father'

A discovery at an ancient temple divides experts over possible links to the city's legendary founder.

BBC Science News | Feb. 21, 2020 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: italy archaeology rome

Neanderthals 'dived in the ocean' for shellfish

Until now, there's been little evidence our evolutionary relatives could swim.

By Paul Rincon | Jan. 15, 2020 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: italy human-evolution

Hunters of rare Swiss ibex stir Alps wildlife row

A Swiss region allows trophy hunters to shoot ibex, but the elusive animal remains rare in the Alps.

By Laurence Peter | Nov. 6, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: italy environment switzerland france conservation alps

Families fight against toxic dust from Italy's Ilva steelworks

A steel plant in Taranto moves to tackle pollution, but locals say it is too little, too late.

By Denise Hruby & Thomas Cristofoletti | Sept. 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: italy air-pollution pollution

Lovers of Modena skeletons holding hands were both men

The male skeletons, buried in Roman times, have been holding hands for around 1,500 years.

BBC Science News | Sept. 12, 2019 | bbcnews
~1 mins   

Tags: italy archaeology

Pompeii: Vesuvius eruption may have been later than thought

Mount Vesuvius erupted on 24 August, 79 AD - or at least, that's what historians thought until now.

By Helen Briggs | Oct. 16, 2018 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: italy history archaeology

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