Ground Water Filter, Empuries
A terracotta ground water filter, in situ. 3rd century BCE, Greek Empuries (Emporion or Emporiae), Spain.
Water Conduit from Beyazit
This is a marble intersection water conduit. From Beyazit, modern-day Istanbul, Turkey. Fourth century CE. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turkey).
Inscribed Water Conduit from Beyazit
This is an inscribed water conduit with a bung. Marble. From Beyazit, modern-day Istanbul, Turkey. Fourth century CE. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turkey).
Digging History 7: The Architecture and Engineering of Rome
The Romans began building with local materials, wood, clay, and tuff (see Episode 3 for local materials and geology of the city). There are many sources from antiquity, but a good place to start is with the writings of Vitruvius (on architecture...
Top 5 Roman Sites in Southern Spain
Almost 700 years of continuous Roman occupation have left impressive traces in the Spanish landscape. Spain was then known as 'Hispania' and is now a fascinating location for the archaeological traveller. The Spanish provinces were...
Agriculture in the Fertile Crescent & Mesopotamia
The ancient Near East, and the historical regions of the Fertile Crescent and Mesopotamia in particular, are generally seen as the birthplace of agriculture. In the 4th millennium BCE, this area was more temperate than it is today, and it...
Virtual Rome: an Interview with Dr. Matthew Nicholls
Dr. Matthew Nicholls from the University of Reading sat down with James Lloyd, AHE's Video Editor, to discuss his Virtual Rome project. This project recreates the city of Rome c.317 CE, including vast public buildings such as the Colosseum...
The architecture of the Byzantine Empire (4th - 15th century CE) continued its early Roman traditions but architects also added new structures to their already formidable repertoire, notably improved fortification walls and domed churches...
Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman (UNESCO/NHK)
The property includes five aflaj irrigation systems and is representative of some 3,000 such systems still in use in Oman. The origins of this system of irrigation may date back to AD 500, but archaeological evidence suggests that irrigation...
Texcoco (aka Tezcoco or Tetzcoco), located near the eastern shores of Lake Texcoco in the Valley of Mexico, was the capital of the Acolhua people. It was a major power in the Aztec period and a member of the Triple Alliance along with Tenochtitlan...