Triumphal Arch of Maximilian by Dürer
The Triumphant Arch of Maximilian is a composite print made from 192 woodblock printed pieces. The work was commissioned by Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (r. 1508-1519 CE) and carried out c. 1515 CE by various artists supervised by Albrecht...
A cornice from the Arch of Titus, Rome, completed c. 81 CE.
Innovations & Architecture in Ancient Rome
Innovations Innovation architecture roman ancient Rome Aqueducts Bridges Basilicas Roman baths Temples Theatres Amphitheatres Triumphal Arches The Horrea Corinthian Doric Ionic Patronage
Top 10 Archaeological Sites in Provence
Provence has inherited a rich legacy from antiquity, boasting some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in Europe. In the 2nd century BCE, the Romans began their conquest of the region and called it “Provincia Romana,” giving us the region's...
Tetrapylon, Leptis Magna
Arch with four sides, dedicated to Septimius Severus and his family. 2nd century CE, Leptis Magna (Libya)
Mesopotamian Science and Technology
Mesopotamian science and technology developed during the Uruk Period (4100-2900 BCE) and Early Dynastic Period (2900-1750 BCE) of the Sumerian culture of southern Mesopotamia. The foundation of future Mesopotamian advances in scientific/technological...
Glanum, located near St-Rémy-de-Provence in southern France, was a Greek and then Roman town which prospered due to its location on trading routes between Italy and the Rhodanus (Rhone River). The town benefitted from a large building...
Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528 CE) was a German Renaissance artist who is considered one of the greatest painters and engravers in history. A native of Nuremberg, Dürer was famous in his own lifetime at home and abroad for his oil paintings...
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...
Arch of Augustus in the Roman Forum - Ancient Rome Live
Located in the Roman Forum, between the Temple of Divus Julius and Temple of the Castores, this triple arch celebrated either Augustus' victory over Cleopatra and Mark Antony at the Battle of Actium in 30 BCE (Actium Arch) or celebrated his...