The discovery of 30 decapitated Romans found in York has kicked-off an intense archaeological investigation. From the moment they were found archaeologists knew there was something strange about these skeletons. When they were buried their heads were removed and placed in some odd positions; between knees, on chests or down by their feet – why? There are a number of theories to explore.
9.00 p.m. |HISTC| Line of Fire Conquerors | Hannibals Great Triumph
The tactics used by Hannibal at the Battle of Cannae in 216 BC are still used by military historians to teach and illustrate the ‘ring of steel’, the double envelopment manouvre. A number of classical and military historians examine this battle in detail and place it in the context of imperial conflict between Rome and Carthage.
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