Category: history

A spectacular aerial view of the expansive r…

A spectacular aerial view of the expansive ruins of the Roman military colony of Timgad (Batna), Algeria. The landmarks which are prominent in this image are the magnificent triumphal Arch of Trajan, ca. 100 AD and the well-preserved ancient theater. (Photo: Geo Steinmetz/John Trikeriotis). .

Forum of Nerva (Forum Transitorium), Rome, I…

Forum of Nerva (Forum Transitorium), Rome, Italy. 

Detail of the Temple of Castor and Pollux, Rom…

Detail of the Temple of Castor and Pollux, Roman Forum, Rome, Italy. 

”While the Colosseum stands, Rome shall stan…

”While the Colosseum stands, Rome shall stand; when the Colosseum falls, Rome shall fall; when Rome falls, the world shall fall.“ 

–Venerable Bede-

Detail of relief with Marcus Aurelius offering…

Detail of relief with Marcus Aurelius offering a sacrifice to Jupiter Capitoline. Relief panel comes from the decoration of a triumphal arch erected in 176 AD. in the Roman Forum at the foot of the Capitoline Hill to celebrate Marcus Aurelius’s victories over the Germanics and Sarmatians. Relief was created during Marcus Aurelius’s reign in the years from 177 to 180 AD. Musei Capitolini, Rome.

The Maison Carree at Nimes in France. Probab…

The Maison Carree at Nimes in France. Probably built about 20 BC by Marcus Agrippa.

The Curia, first Roman senate house was buil…

The Curia, first Roman senate house was built by Tullus Hostilius at the northwest corner of the Forum square. The Curia which stands today was begun by Julius Caesar in 44 B.C. He aligned this new Curia with its surrounding structures. The interior has three steps for the senator’s seats on either side of the vast hall. A speaker’s podium was located at the end opposite of the door. The Curia Julia was dedicated by Augustus in 29 B.C.

The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal Arch …

The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal Arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and The Palatine Hill. It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine’s Victory over Maxentius at the battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312. The Arch is 21m high, 25,9m wide and 7,4m deep. It has three archways, the central one being 11,5m high and 6,5m wide, the lateral archways 7,4m by 3,4m each. The top, called attic, is a brickwork reveted with marble. A staircase formed in the thickness of the each arch is entered from a door at some height from the ground, in the end towards the Palantine Hill. Rome, Italy. 

The Temple of Concordia is an Ancient Greek …

The Temple of Concordia is an Ancient Greek temple in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, on the south coast of Sicily, Italy.

Detail of the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina…

Detail of the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, Rome, Italy.