Trajan's column, is a Roman triumphal column that commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. It is considered to be the masterpiece of Roman sculptural art. It was dedicated to Trajan by Hadrian. (isn't it gorgeous? I could live in Rome)
The Roman Forum, shown in the picture, was the center for public Roman life and a very important area for everyone during the Republic. It was the place of elections, public speeches, criminal trials, and even gladiatorial matches.
Walking from the center of Rome, Via Appia, or the Appian Way seems like another small ruin, lined with cafes and restaurants looking to take the tourist dollar. In reality, it is one of the longest and oldest roads built by the Roman empire and neatly encapsulates much of the great history of Rome.
Dome of the Pantheon, Rome. 125-128CE. (fig 6-48 page 199)This temple has a very isolating effect on those who stand in the middle of it. It has coffers that lead up to the oculu, or central opening. The light from the oculus moves around the room throughout the day much the way the sun does. -Adri (Brick, concrete, marble veneer)
Rome, the Eternal City is a "must destination" for all travelers. A city with so much history that no other places have. Ruins dating back to the era of the ancient Roman Empire, beautiful Catholic churches in every second corner, and some of the most impressive squares of the world. Herein, we collected the 21 places we think you can't miss out on, when visiting this Rome. Click to read more!
1) Italy 2) 2013 3) Mapsofworld.com 4) (Instruments, Environmental, Thematic/General Reference) 5) This map is very diverse with what it provides. It is not the only map you would use to navigate with, but it gives the important key points of the Country.
The Roman Empire made great advancements in transportation through the use of roads. These roads allowed for easier trade and effective travel between cities. Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_roads
Italy. Arch of Constantine, Rome. The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312.