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Roman Leaders and Emperors
Roman Leaders and Emperors(12 Photos)
Examine some of Ancient Rome's most influential leaders and emperors, and discover how they affected this great empire.
Roman Architecture and Engineering
Roman Architecture and Engineering(13 Photos)
Examine some of Ancient Rome's most spectacular achivements in architecture and engineering, from the Colosseum, to aqueducts, to giant amphitheatres.
Coroner's Report: Julius Caesar
Coroner's Report: Julius CaesarVideo Clip (2:01)
Video Clip (2:01)
The Roman leader Julius Caesar was stabbed 23 times by a mob of mutinous senators in 44 B.C. Could he possibly have survived long enough to utter his famous last words?
The Fall of Rome
The Fall of RomeVideo Clip (3:12)
Video Clip (3:12)
Musician and artist Jeffrey Lewis sings about the factors that brought down an empire.
Deconstructing History: Colosseum
Deconstructing History: ColosseumVideo Clip (1:38)
Video Clip (1:38)
Completed in 80 A.D., Rome's Colosseum has been the site of celebrations, sporting events and bloodshed. Today, it's a major tourist attraction, playing host to 3.9 million visitors each year.
Coroner's Report: Pompeii
Coroner's Report: PompeiiVideo Clip (2:37)
Video Clip (2:37)
The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. obliterated the Roman city of Pompeii, burying it under tons of volcanic ash. While many of its resident fled to safety, what happened to those who dared to stay behind?
Coroner's Report: Cleopatra
Coroner's Report: CleopatraVideo Clip (2:34)
Video Clip (2:34)
Legend has it that Cleopatra took her own life by succumbing willingly to the bite of a cobra. If this story is true, was suicide by snake venom an easy way to go, or did the last Egyptian pharaoh die in excruciating pain?
Roman ColosseumVideo Clip (3:19)
Video Clip (3:19)
The Roman Colosseum has stood strong for 2,000 years. Without man there to maintain it, however, it may not remain strong forever.
Evolution of the Roman Forum
Evolution of the Roman ForumVideo Clip (1:25)
Video Clip (1:25)
The Roman forum was more than just home to their Senate.
Rome's Ancient Highways
Rome's Ancient HighwaysVideo Clip (1:34)
Video Clip (1:34)
During the 700 years of Rome's dominance, ancient Romans built 53,000 miles of roadway.
Trajan MarketVideo Clip (2:21)
Video Clip (2:21)
Trajan's Market was an ancient mall that housed 150 shops and offices.
The Roman Coliseum
The Roman ColiseumVideo Clip (1:46)
Video Clip (1:46)
The Roman Coliseum inspired the design of many modern sports stadiums.
Ancient Roman Super Highway
Ancient Roman Super HighwayVideo Clip (1:34)
Video Clip (1:34)
The Appian Way is the world's first super highway and brought us the first milestone, marking the distance traveled along the road.
Games in the Coliseum
Games in the ColiseumVideo Clip (2:22)
Video Clip (2:22)
The Roman Coliseum was an engineering marvel designed to seat close to 75,000 people.
Rome: Ancient Supercity Infographic
Rome: Ancient Supercity InfographicInteractive
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