Friends of The Romans bring us this recreation of the Basilica Ulpia Rome... Impressive...

Friends of The Romans bring us this recreation of the Basilica Ulpia Rome... Impressive...

Cross-section drawing of the Pantheon, Rome. This shows how a perfect sphere would fit inside.

Cross-section drawing of the Pantheon, Rome. This shows how a perfect sphere would fit inside.

Roman bicircumvallation. A circumvallation is a line of fortifications, built by the attackers around the besieged fortification facing towards the enemy fort. The resulting fortifications are known as 'lines of circumvallation'. They generally consist of earthen ramparts and entrenchments that encircle the besieged city. The line of circumvallation can be used as a base for launching assaults against the besieged city or for constructing further earthworks closer to the city.

Roman bicircumvallation. A circumvallation is a line of fortifications, built by the attackers around the besieged fortification facing towards the enemy fort. The resulting fortifications are known as 'lines of circumvallation'. They generally consist of earthen ramparts and entrenchments that encircle the besieged city. The line of circumvallation can be used as a base for launching assaults against the besieged city or for constructing further earthworks closer to the city.

At the start of the lst century BC, Gaul was becoming increasingly Romanised. The events were to follow much the same pattern as in Spain a century earlier, as the Romans followed the same pattern by entering into alliances with some Celtic chiefs and then intervened in local disputes. Having moved in, they simply refused to go away, as chief after chief found out to his cost. The whole process is detailed for us with remarkable candour, if not Roman bias, by Julius Caesar who spent eight…

At the start of the lst century BC, Gaul was becoming increasingly Romanised. The events were to follow much the same pattern as in Spain a century earlier, as the Romans followed the same pattern by entering into alliances with some Celtic chiefs and then intervened in local disputes. Having moved in, they simply refused to go away, as chief after chief found out to his cost. The whole process is detailed for us with remarkable candour, if not Roman bias, by Julius Caesar who spent eight…

Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheater). Rome, Italy. Imperial Roman. 70–80 C.E. Stone and concrete.

Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheater). Rome, Italy. Imperial Roman. 70–80 C.E. Stone and concrete.

Housesteads Roman fort, near Bardon Mill, Northumberland. Visitar página 	 Ver imagen

Housesteads Roman fort, near Bardon Mill, Northumberland. Visitar página Ver imagen

Forgotten by tourists and obscured by Rome, there are plenty of off the beaten path places that deserve attention for the perfect day escape outside the capital

Off the Beaten Path - 10 Amazing Places to See near Rome

Forgotten by tourists and obscured by Rome, there are plenty of off the beaten path places that deserve attention for the perfect day escape outside the capital

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