Tag Archives: Rome

Can I have your Autograph?

Stan Lee at an autographing event. "I would write the stories, and hope the public would buy them and like them, and then I'd be able to pay the rent. I never really spent time thinking how long will that last, because I knew if the character became unpopular, I can always write another one. I was always writing other ones."

by Maxine Carter-Lome, Publisher Since ancient Roman times, a man’s ability to sign his name separated him from the masses and marked him as a member of the ruling class at a time when all but a very few were illiterate. A man’s signature entitled him to make decisions that affected people, property, and wealth, […]

Ken's Korner: The Colosseum in Rome is leaning

The Colosseum in Rome is leaning

The Colosseum in Rome is leaning News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall The Colosseum in Italy – the 2,000-year-old scene of bloody gladiator fights in the days of the Roman Empire – is leaning about 40 centimeters lower on the south side than the north, and officials are […]

Ken's Korner: Ancient Roman Ships Found in Deep Water

Ancient Roman ships found in deep water Two ancient Roman vessels dating to the third century have been found almost a mile deep off the coast of a small Greek island, an intriguing find because it challenges an accepted theory that ships from that time tended to hug coastal routes rather than risk the open sea. […]