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Curiosities of ancient Rome (Monuments)

The world of ancient Romans abounded in a number of amazing curiosities and information. The source of knowledge about the life of the Romans are mainly works left to us by ancient writers or discoveries. The Romans left behind a lot of strange information and facts that are sometimes hard to believe.

Colossi of Memnon – talking statue

Ancient tourists visiting Egypt were attracted by a pair of giant statues in Thebes, created in the fourteenth century BCE, near the Valley of the Kings: they were two figures sitting on the throne, each with a height of a six-story building.

Colossus of Memnon, or speaking statue

Roman villa next to Evenlode river

Beautiful Roman villa on the Evenlode River in Oxfordshire, north of Leigh. The building was one of the largest of its kind in Roman Britain. It had its peak period in the 4th century CE. The villa had baths, beautifully made mosaic floors and underfloor heating.

Roman villa on the river Evenlode

Roman aqueduct in Caesarea

The wonderfully preserved Roman aqueduct in Caesarea Maritima in Israel, which was established in the 1st century BCE. The building was created on the initiative of Herod Agrippa – King of Judea. Caesarea was once a prosperous ancient city that needed a constant supply of fresh water. The source was located 9 km from the city.

Roman aqueduct in Caesarea Seaside

St. Paul’s Catacombs in Malta

St. Paul’s Catacombs are underground burial chambers from Roman times in the city of Rabat (ancient city of Melite), in central Malta. In addition to these catacombs, we also distinguish the catacombs of St. Agata and Katald.

Catacombs of St. Paul in Malta

Domus Romana in Malta

Domus Romana are the remains of a Roman house in Malta on the border of the cities of Mdina and Rabat (the ancient city of Melite), in the central part of the island. The facility was inhabited in the 1st century BCE – 2nd century CE.

Domus Romana in Malta

Roman Baths in Malta

In Malta, there are Roman remains of the baths. Those are located near the region of Gnajn Tuffieħa (northwest of the island). The facility was discovered in 1929 when sewage works were carried out.

Roman baths in Malta

Amazing Grotto of Catullus

Grotto of Catullus is the name given to the ruins of a powerful Roman villa built at the turn of the eras, at the very end of the peninsula overlooking Lake Garda, in Sirmione. In the Renaissance era, ruins of ancient buildings, which were overgrown with lush greenery, were defined as “grottos”.

Grottoes of Catullus

Roman theater on island of Milos

Roman theater on the Greek island of Milos is one of the most important monuments of this place. The building was built for the first time in the 3rd century BCE, before being rebuilt by the Romans.

Roman theater on the island of Melos

Roman fort Ardoch

Roman fort Ardoch was located near the village of Braco, in Perthshire, Scotland. Currently there is green grass; However, what is amazing is great today to see the outline of the fort, ditches and entry roads.

Roman fort Ardoch

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