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The Roman state existed in practice for XIII centuries, being the power which was impacting the history. Therefore, I decided that I would tell the history of ancient Rome in the articles below, which will not necessarily cover only the Eternal City.

I encourage you to send articles and point out any corrections or inaccuracies.

Province of Osroene in Roman politics

Looking through the list of Roman provinces, most of them are easily identified on a modern map, e.g. Gaul is today’s France, Moesia is Bulgaria and Serbia, and Britain is England. Libya and Egypt function as countries with the same name even today.

An iconographic depiction of the king of Osroene - Abgar V - reigned in the years 4 BCE - 7 CE and 13 CE – 50 CE

Ancient city of Kourion

The Kourion Archaeological Complex is located near the village of Episkopi, which is part of the British overseas territory of Akrotiri, on the peninsula of the same name. It houses a British military base of approximately 1,300 soldiers. We will pass the barracks of this base on our left, approaching Kourion.

View in the ancient city of Kourion

Sunken city of Baiae

Probably each of us has heard about the mythical, sunken, ancient land that Plato described in his sections. Is it really just a legend? It turns out that there may have been a grain of truth in Plato’s writings. I invite you to a joint journey through the ancient, sunken city of Baiae.

Roman statue under the water in Baiae

Las Medulas

In the Spanish province of Leon, 20 km from Ponferrada, is Las Medulas, the Roman gold digging site. Before the Romans started mining, the local Celtic tribes obtained gold dust from the rivers. Poseidonius of Rhodes, a teacher of Cicero, wrote in the first century BCE about the fact that this precious metal is here.

Las Medulas

Mauritania in Roman times

Currently, Mauritania is a country in northwest Africa, on the Atlantic Ocean. It has a land border with Senegal, Mali, Algeria and Western Sahara, and most of its territory is occupied by the Sahara Desert. In antiquity, however, Mauritania was called the land on the Mediterranean coast in what is now the northern part of Morocco and the northwest of Algeria.

Ruins of the Arch of Caracalia in the Mauritanian capital of Tingitana Volubilis

Hercules tower

The Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hércules) is located in Spain, in the city of A Coruna (official name in Galician). It is the only Roman lighthouse that has survived to our times and the oldest still operating lighthouse in the world.

Hercules tower

Ancient city Tomis

The town of Constanta, situated on the Black Sea coast, having 300 thousand population, is the main port and tourist resort of Romania. The city has an interesting history, dating back to Greek settlement. In antiquity, it was called Tomis.

Foundations of Roman houses in Constanta

Roman villa in Eigeltingen

The Roman villa in Eigeltingen, Germany, is one of approximately 3,500 Roman farms in what is today the Land of Baden-Württemberg. The area on which the farm was located is looked after by the Association for the Support of the Roman Farm in Eigeltingen.

Rebuilt farm building in Eigeltingen

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