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Roman Verona
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Roman Verona

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...
Roman Amphitheatre, Verona
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Roman Amphitheatre, Verona

The Roman amphitheatre of Verona, Italy, 1st century CE. The arena was the third largest in the Roman world and used to host gladiator, circus and equestrian events.
Amphitheatre Exterior, Verona
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Amphitheatre Exterior, Verona

The Roman amphitheatre of Verona, Italy, 1st century CE. The arena was the third largest in the Roman world and used to host gladiator, circus and equestrian events.
Borsari Gate, Verona
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Borsari Gate, Verona

The Borsari Gate, Verona, 1st century CE. The gate is built from white Valpolicella stone and was the city's main gate in Roman times.
Arch of Gavi, Verona
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Arch of Gavi, Verona

The arch known as the Arco dei Gavi, Verona, Italy. Set up in the 1st century CE the arch glorfied the powerful Gavi family. Typically, arches commemorated military triumphs and statesmen but this is a rare example of such a structure commemorating...
Arches, Amphitheatre of Verona
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Arches, Amphitheatre of Verona

The remaining top tier of arches of the Roman amphitheatre of Verona, Italy, 1st century CE. The arena was the third largest in the Roman world and used to host gladiator, circus and equestrian events.
Colosseum
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Colosseum

The Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheatre is a large ellipsoid arena built in the first century CE by the Flavian Roman emperors of Vespasian (69-79 CE), Titus (79-81 CE) and Domitian (81-96 CE). The arena hosted spectacular public entertainments...
Roman Architecture
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Roman Architecture

Roman architecture continued the legacy left by Greek architects and the established architectural orders, especially the Corinthian. The Romans were also innovators and they combined new construction techniques and materials with creative...
Ponte Pietra, Verona
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Ponte Pietra, Verona

The bridge known today as the 'Stone Bridge' was built in the 1st century BCE and was one of only two Roman bridges which crossed the Adige. Its original name was the Pons Marmoreus. The two arches nearest the left bank (in white) are original...
Alboin
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Alboin

Alboin (r. 560-572 CE) was a king of the Lombards who led his people into Italy and founded the Kingdom of the Lombards which lasted from 568-774 CE. His father was Audoin, King of the Lombards, and his mother Queen Rodelinda. He was most...
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