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Pictures and news relating to ancient Rome and it's buildings. Both the eternal city and provinces. Some of the pics are taken by me but there are also reblogs and links to sites/news I find interesting.

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ignudiamore:

The Roman Ruins of Sabratha in northwestern Libya.

ignudiamore:

The Roman Ruins of Sabratha in northwestern Libya.

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The Roman temple of provincial forum in Córdoba was built during the second half of the 1st century during the reign of Emperor Claudius and ended during the reign of Emperor Domitian, and was dedicated to the imperial cult.

The Roman temple of provincial forum in Córdoba was built during the second half of the 1st century during the reign of Emperor Claudius and ended during the reign of Emperor Domitian, and was dedicated to the imperial cult.

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aswiftfooted:

Los Mármoles de Augustobriga
Temple’s portico of a Roman curia (the only preserved in the world).

aswiftfooted:

Los Mármoles de Augustobriga

Temple’s portico of a Roman curia (the only preserved in the world).

— 21 hours ago with 57 notes
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humanoidhistory:

Temples of ancient Rome, 1820 illustrations by Matthew Dubourg (1786-1838), courtesy of the New York Public Library.

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peashooter85:

No more glory for Rome
Between 400 and 500 AD, the population of Rome dropped from a half million residents to less than 50,000.  The city’s population did not fully recover until the early 20th century.

From below Aqua Claudia that brought water to Palatine hill, behind it temple of Claudius and Colosseum. Far left temple of Juppiter, Theatre of Marcellus and “stadium” where victorious troops gathered before triumphal procession.I would say that the large complex seen behind it (upper left corner) is theatre of Pompey where Caesar was slain.

peashooter85:

No more glory for Rome

Between 400 and 500 AD, the population of Rome dropped from a half million residents to less than 50,000.  The city’s population did not fully recover until the early 20th century.

From below Aqua Claudia that brought water to Palatine hill, behind it temple of Claudius and Colosseum. Far left temple of Juppiter, Theatre of Marcellus and “stadium” where victorious troops gathered before triumphal procession.I would say that the large complex seen behind it (upper left corner) is theatre of Pompey where Caesar was slain.

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Archeologists' findings may prove Rome a century older than thought →

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It is already known as the eternal city, and if new archeological findings prove correct Rome may turn out to be even more so than believed until now.

Next week, the city will celebrate its official, 2,767th birthday. According to a tradition going back to classic…

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antibig:

Herodion Ancient Theater under Acropolis - Athens

antibig:

Herodion Ancient Theater under Acropolis - Athens

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historyofyugoslavs:

Salona (Solin), Croatia

This was the main living center for the Illyrian Delmaeti tribe and in the Greeks used it for trading over many centuries in BC. The Romans continued that trading commerce that covered much of the inland regions. The creation of Christianity got a foothold here in 200-300AD, and many churches were erected without much disturbance by the Romans for the most part, even though they had to keep the profile low key. However, by 300-500 AD there were some enormous churchs built here. German Ostrogoths destroyed much of the town in the 4th century, and by that time the population was over 60,000 and covered at least 1 square mile. The Slavs and Avars ravaged the town in 641, and completely destroyed it for what reason? That forced Solin residents to take refuge in the nearly abandoned Diocletian palace in Split, so they had some protection with the walls as defense.

The main areas are called Manastrine that was the little church outside the main town that was first built in 300’s. After that over 300 years there were 3 main additions to the church to what the outline is today. The amphitheater held 18,000 people and is from 2nd century. The old town center in the middle was in a valley and the layout today to imagine it is fantastic. There are outlines of two churches, and many huge buildings of old. Excavation of the ruins started in about 1840’s and the main digs was by F. Bulic, archaeological specialist in 1929-1940’s. He studied much of the ruins and a great deal is located in Split museums today.

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hadrian6:

The Ruins of Baalbek.   Gustav Bauernfeind. German. 1848-1904. oil/canvas.
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hadrian6:

The Ruins of Baalbek.   Gustav Bauernfeind. German. 1848-1904. oil/canvas.

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