Dr. Michael Eisenberg identifies masons' marks on a partially reconstructed column of the Roman Basilica at Hippos A. Kowalewska

Israeli Archaeologists Discover How Ancient Romans Pulled Off Their Monumental Architecture

Ikea didn’t invent the DIY diagram: Ancient stonecutters wanted credit for their efforts just like any artist, signed their work — and also marked the stone blocks with building instructions

We have long known that some of the builders in antiquity had extraordinary skills, but still don t know how certain monumental construction projects were achieved. Now at least, though, one mystery has been...

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