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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.

Remains of Roman amphitheater in Serbia

Remains of a Roman amphitheatre in the ancient city of Viminacium, near Kostolac, Serbia. The object has been partially reconstructed based on the discoveries of archaeologists. Scientists rebuilt the wooden stands in the north-eastern part of the building and the eastern gate.

Remains of Roman amphitheater in Serbia

Baths of Caracalla were largest baths in empire

The Baths of Caracalla were the largest baths in the empire. Built in 216 CE the baths could simultaneously accommodate 1,500 people. The bathing plan was as follows: upon entering, you entered the bathhouse, then into the heated tepidarium room, preparing the body for hot baths in the caldarium.

Baths of Caracalla

Roman fort in Risingham

The remains of the earth from the Roman fort at Risingham (northern England), which was called Habitancum in Roman times. Its purpose was to defend the crossing of the Rede River. It was established in about 139 CE and was abandoned in the 4th century CE. The facility could accommodate a detachment of up to 1,000 people.

Roman fort in Risingham

Theatre in Verulamium

Verulamium was the third-largest city in Rome in Britain. For some time it was even the provincial capital. Burned during the Boudica revolts, it regained its splendour in the following years, traces of which are still being discovered today. Many public buildings have been erected in the city, including Britain’s largest theatre.

Ruins of the theatre in Verulamium in 2016 (the visible column is a modern replica)

Temple of Trajan in Pergamon

The remains of the temple of Trajan (the so-called Trajaneum) in Pergamon (western Turkey) are the only surviving Roman ruins in the city. The property is located on the Upper Acropolis. The discovery of the temple was made at the end of the 19th century.

Temple of Trajan in Pergamon

Roman theater in Side

Roman theater in Side (southern Turkey), which was built in the 2nd century CE and was able to seat 15,000 spectators.

Roman theater in Side

Trophy of Augustus

A few kilometres from the Principality of Monaco, at the top of a 486-meter-high hill, are the imposing remains of the monument. The monument called Trophy of Augustus (Tropaem Augusti or Tropaeum Alpium) was built around 6 BCE, in honour of the victories made in campaigns between 16 and 7 BCE by Emperor Augustus over the Alpine tribes.

Trophy of Augustus

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