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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)
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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: 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.
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.
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?
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.
Hannibal Ambushes the Romans
Hannibal Ambushes the RomansVideo Clip (3:50)
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Employing a masterful strategy, Hannibal ambushes Roman forces during the Second Punic War.
The Roman Coliseum
The Roman ColiseumVideo Clip (1:46)
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The Roman Coliseum inspired the design of many modern sports stadiums.
Hannibal the Child Soldier
Hannibal the Child SoldierVideo Clip (3:27)
Video Clip (3:27)
As a child, Hannibal swore an oath to destroy Rome, a task he pursued with a vengeance as Carthage's most feared general.
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.
Trajan MarketVideo Clip (2:21)
Video Clip (2:21)
Trajan's Market was an ancient mall that housed 150 shops and offices.
Hamilcar Barca and the Punic Wars
Hamilcar Barca and the Punic WarsVideo Clip (3:56)
Video Clip (3:56)
Hamilcar Barca, father of the great Carthaginian general Hannibal, meets with disaster during a campaign in the Punic Wars.
Hannibal Crosses the Alps
Hannibal Crosses the AlpsVideo Clip (3:22)
Video Clip (3:22)
A surprising innovation may have helped the Carthaginians cross the snow-covered terrain of the Alps.
Hannibal's War Elephants
Hannibal's War ElephantsVideo Clip (3:25)
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Hannibal had more than 80 elephants at his disposal to intimidate his enemies on the battlefield, but they were a logistical nightmare for the army.
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