Romulus and Remus
In Roman mythology, Romulus and his twin brother Remus were the founders of the city of Rome. They were the children of Rhea Silvia and Mars (or in some variations the demi-god hero Hercules) and their story is recorded by many authors including...
Plan of the Baths of Diocletian
The floor plan of the Baths of Diocletian in Rome, completed in c. 305 CE.
Philip II of Rome (Facial Reconstruction
A photorealistic reconstruction of what the Roman emperor Philip II (r. 247-249 CE) may have looked like. The young emperor was elevated to co-emperor by his father in 247 CE at the age of 10. Based on contemporary and near contemporary descriptions...
Roman Gold Bar Stamped with Assayers
In the Late Roman Period, precious metal that had been paid in tax was melted down into bars before being re-minted, to eliminate plated forgeries. Because local mint officials could be corrupt, the bars were stamped with the names of the...
Roman Theater in Amman
This Roman theater is the largest in Jordan. It accommodates up to 6000 spectators. It was built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Antonius Pius, 138-161 CE. It is still used today for artistic performances. Modern-day Amman, Jordan Hashemite...
Roman Theaters - Ancient Rome Live (AIRC)
Theaters in Rome were constructed temporarily in the Republican era for annual festivals, notably for Magna Mater on the Palatine and Apollo in the Campus Martius. The structures were made of wood and set up fo the performances, then dismantled...
Roman Tombs - Ancient Rome Live (AIRC)
Tombs in ancient Rome were structures of varying dimensions (holding individual bodies and/ or ashes of deceased or containing entire households or communities) that were the focus of daily and annual rituals. Burial plots would range from...
Roman Segmented Helemts
The rise and development of segmented helmets in the later Roman to early Byzantine army
A temple (from the Latin 'templum') is a structure usually built for the purpose of, and always dedicated to, religious or spiritual activities including prayer, meditation, sacrifice and worship. The templum was a sacred precinct defined...
The Temple of Augustus in Pula
The Temple, situated in the Forum, was dedicated to the goddess Roma and Emperor Augustus. It was constructed between 2 BCE and 14 CE, when the emperor died.