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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.
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.
Deconstructing History: Colosseum
Deconstructing History: ColosseumVideo Clip (1:38)
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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.
The Fall of Rome
The Fall of RomeVideo Clip (3:12)
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Musician and artist Jeffrey Lewis sings about the factors that brought down an empire.
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.
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?
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.
Coroner's Report: Julius Caesar
Coroner's Report: Julius CaesarVideo Clip (2:01)
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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?
Deconstructing History: Pompeii
Deconstructing History: PompeiiVideo Clip (2:17)
Video Clip (2:17)
It was nearly wiped out during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. What is left of this ancient city and will Vesuvius erupt again? Uncover the lost city of Pompeii.
The Roman Coliseum
The Roman ColiseumVideo Clip (1:46)
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The Roman Coliseum inspired the design of many modern sports stadiums.
Ancient Roman Super Highway
Ancient Roman Super HighwayVideo Clip (1:34)
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The Appian Way is the world's first super highway and brought us the first milestone, marking the distance traveled along the road.
Trajan MarketVideo Clip (2:21)
Video Clip (2:21)
Trajan's Market was an ancient mall that housed 150 shops and offices.
Evolution of the Roman Forum
Evolution of the Roman ForumVideo Clip (1:25)
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The Roman forum was more than just home to their Senate.
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