Aerial photo of the Portus Project excavations Portus Project

Port Workers in Ancient Rome Ate Like Kings, Until the Vandals Arrived

Dockworkers in ancient Rome ate as lavishly as the elites, excavations at the port of Imperial Rome find — until the Vandals vanquished the legions in the year 455

The last association one might have with Imperial Rome is egalitarianism. The excesses of the ancient Roman elite are the stuff of legend, not to mention revulsion. But there was more to ancient Rome than...

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