Installing a floor in the Colosseum will make the ruin less familiar – but may help us understand the original experience of the building
The restored tomb of Augustus reopened this month – and an extensive new website gives a good sense of what has happened to it over the last two thousand years
The importance of public statuary and portraiture for the Romans is no better demonstrated than in the way images of personae non gratae were destroyed, disfigured or re-carved
From the Circus Maximus to the Ara Pacis, virtual and augmented reality can enhance our experience of ancient sites
The Great Pompeii Project’s restoration of the site has led to a stream of exciting discoveries
The sensitive juxtaposition of old and new could revive some of the site’s more neglected artefacts
Will the new Colosseum archaeological park improve the upkeep of Rome’s most important ruins?