Situated 900 m above sea-level, Djémila, or Cuicul, in present-day Algeria with its forum, temples, basilicas, triumphal arches and houses, is an interesting example of Roman town planning adapted to a mountain location. Source: UNESCO...
Temple of Hadrian, Ephesos
A detail of the temple dedicated to the Roman Emperor Hadrian, Ephesos (2nd century CE). The temple consisted of an outer porch - with four frontal columns, triangular pediment and arch - and an inner cella.
Roman Bridge, Pont-Saint-Martin
The Roman bridge of Pont-Saint-Martin in northern Italy, built between 142 and 22 BCE along the Gallic consular road. The bridge, at its highest point, is 46.25 m above the river Lys and the arch spans 31.55 m.
Cardo Maximus of Carsulae, Italy
The cardo maximus at Carsulae (Italy) was the main north–south-oriented street crossing the city. The reconstructed arch marked the entrance to the forum.
The column was an architectural invention which allowed for the support of ceilings without the use of solid walls, thereby increasing the space which could be spanned by a ceiling, allowing the entrance of light and offering an alternative...
Daily Life in Ancient Rome
You will find here five lesson plans including classroom activities, assignments, homework, and keys as well as: Multiple choice quiz questions in an excel format Glossary of keywords and concepts in an excel format Open questions...
Reconstruction of Seven Ancient Archaeological Sites
This gallery includes seven digital reconstructions of ancient monuments around the world, from Rome to and Mexico. They depict what these monuments may have looked like when they are created, by overlaying digital images on top of the existing...
Basilica Palladiana, Vicenza by Palladio
The town hall or Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza, Italy. It was designed by Andrea Palladio (1508-1580 CE). Commissioned in 1546 CE. The arch and column ensemble became known as the 'Palladian window'.
Mihrab or niche in the wall of a mosque at Anjar (8th century CE) that indicates the qibla or direction to Mecca, decorated by an apex arch lintel carved with vegetal carving above Byzantine characters.