Italy Opens First Public Hospital

Christian convert St. Fabiola, founded the first public hospital in Rome Italy in 396 Continue reading

German Chieftain, Odoacer Declared King of Italy

German Chieftain, Odoacer declared King of Italy by his troops following the overthrow of the last Roman ruler, General Orestes on August 23, 476. Continue reading

Roman Cobblers Made Fitted Shoes

Roman cobblers first made pairs of fitted shoes for both feet in the first century BCE. Continue reading

Roman Commercial Bakeries

Romans developed commercial bakeries in 200 BCE. A bakery was unearthed in the ruins of Pompeii containing the remains of bakes loaves. Continue reading

Marco Polo

Marco Polo, a Venetian merchant, explorer, and writer. His travels were recorded in Livres des merveilles du monde (Book of the Marvels of the World, aka The Travels of Marco Polo, c. 1300). Continue reading

Frozen Desserts Enjoyed by Ancient Romans

Ancient Romans first enjoyed frozen desserts after mixing fruit juice with mountain snow provided by runners. Continue reading

First Major Intercontinental Road was Silk Road (Route)

The Silk Road (route) was the first major intercontinental route that stretched 4,000 miles or (6,400 km) between China and Rome. Continue reading

Constantine I – Emperor of Rome

Constantine the Great (Latin: Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus; Greek: Κωνσταντῖνος ὁ Μέγας; 27 February c. 272 AD – 22 May 337 AD), also known as Constantine I or Saint Constantine (in the Orthodox Church as Saint Constantine the Great, Equal-to-the-Apostles), was a Roman Emperor of Illyrian-Greek origin from 306 to 337 AD. Continue reading

First Pope to be assassinated

John VIII, was elected pope on December 14th 872 CE, replacing Adrian II, was assassinated in Rome by a member of a political conspiracy on December 16th, 882 CE. Continue reading

Circus Maximus in Rome

A giant sports arena, originally used for chariot races and later for contests pitting humans against wild animals, the Circus Maximus in Rome, was open-air structure with seats on three sides. Continue reading