Tomb of murderous Chinese emperor finally identified

While excavating a mausoleum in Luoyang, China, archaeologists discovered an artifact that may finally confirm that a mysterious tomb belongs to Emperor Liu Zhi (reign A.D. 146-168), also known as Emperor Huan. Archaeologists have known about the mausoleum for many years and have long speculated that it may be that of Liu Zhi, but a […]

Roman citizens paid emperor piles of silver to leave them alone, inscription reveals

An ancient Greek inscription dating to the second century A.D. is essentially a thank-you note for a shady cash gift, a new translation reveals. The inscription immortalized the words of a Roman emperor who accepted piles of silver from a city anxious to demonstrate its loyalty.  During a time of political upheaval in the Roman […]