A Roman Holiday…

As we approach the holiday season, we wanted to take the time to inform our readers and contributors in the United States of an exciting exhibition in Chicago, IL. The Field Museum is the current venue for “Natural Wonders: Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel.” Uncovered only in 1996, this Roman floor mosaic is arguably the world’s best preserved and largest. It will stay on-location in Chicago until April 22, 2012.

We also wanted to direct you to this book review written by Dan Hofstadter for the Wall Street Journal. An expert on all things Italian and a contemporary novelist, Hofstadter shares his three favorite books about that most celebrated metropolis: Rome. Please click here to read this article.

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James Blake Wiener is the Communications Director at Ancient History Encyclopedia. Trained as a historian and researcher, and previously a professor, James is chiefly interested in cross-cultural exchange, world history, and international relations. Aside from his work at AHE, James is an avid Arabist, devotee of romance languages (French, Portuguese, and Spanish), reggaetoñero, and fan of ice hockey.