Arch Detail, Pont del Diable Aqueduct
A detail of one of the lower arches of the Pont del Diable aqueduct, Tarraco (Tarragona), Spain. Built in the 1st century CE it is 217 m long and 27 m high.
Verona, situated on the river Adige in northern Italy, was a Roman town probably founded some time in the 2nd century BCE. It was a colonia by 69 CE and the impressive monuments which survive to this day attest to the city's importance. In...
The Classical Orders
More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=nrRJkzXl4a4 The Classical Orders (Doric, Ionic and Corinthian) A conversation with Dr. Steven Zucker & Dr. Beth Harris
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...
A Tour through Ancient Rome in 320 C.E.
More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=VAgA6G75XsI A project between Khan Academy and Rome Reborn - with Dr. Bernard Frischer
Triumphal Entry of Germanicus into Rome
Thusnelda at the Triumphal Entry of Germanicus into Rome, oil on canvas painting by Karl Theodor von Piloty, 1875. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Horace Russell, 1887. The painting presents the triumphant return of Roman...
Exploring Classical Pula, Croatia
Located at the southern tip of the Istrian peninsula, Croatia’s westernmost outcrop, Pula is a town of extraordinary beauty with a 3000-year history. This important Istrian port boasts a rich and varied cultural heritage and has some of the...
Renaissance architecture originated in Italy and superseded the Gothic style over a period generally defined as 1400 to 1600. Features of Renaissance buildings include the use of the classical orders and mathematically precise ratios of height...
Leon Battista Alberti
Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472 CE) was an Italian scholar, architect, mathematician, and advocate of Renaissance humanism. Alberti famously wrote the treatise On Architecture where he outlines the key elements of classical architecture...
Eleusis was a deme of Athens and most famous for its annual festival of the Mysteries in honour of Demeter and Persephone. The site was also an important fortress protecting Attica and held several other important festivals, notably the Thesmophoria...