Venice test brings up floodgates for first time

The system of 78 mobile barriers has taken years to construct and its design goes back to the 1980s.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 10, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: floods italy venice

Roman mosaic floor found under Italian vineyard

Authorities north of Verona in Italy found the well-preserved tile floor after decades of searching.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 27, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: archaeology italy

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 • bbcnews
Feb. 21, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: archaeology italy rome

Neanderthals 'dived in the ocean' for shellfish

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

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
Jan. 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: human-evolution italy

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 • bbcnews
Nov. 6, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: environment conservation italy france switzerland 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 • bbcnews
Sept. 17, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: pollution italy air-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 • bbcnews
Sept. 12, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: archaeology italy

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 • bbcnews
Oct. 16, 2018 ~4 min

Tags: history archaeology italy

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