By: The Roman Travel Agency
The Colosseum was a major attraction in Ancient Rome. It is located in the center of the city, and was Ancient Rome’s huge amphitheater. This large place of entertainment would hold up to 55,000 people at a time. The people attending these events would watch many deadly gladiatorial and wild animal fights. The Colosseum was built for several different reasons. It was formed as a way of entertainment for the Roman people. It also showcased the latest Roman engineering techniques demonstrating the power of Rome compared to the world.
The aqueducts were a major improvement for the Romans, compared to other empires before them. This system would bring clean water to the city of Rome for the people to drink and use. Also, the lengths of these aqueducts would run for about 500 miles from the mountains to the city.
The Tiber River
Roman Baths were used as a meeting place for the people in the city of Rome. People who come here would bathe, eat, conduct business with others, and be entertained by others. Roman baths were designed to be a pleasant place to spend some valuable time. They would have paintings, mosaics, high ceilings, and they allowed natural light to come through the ceilings.
The Pantheon was a place to honor all gods. It is still the best preserved Ancient Roman Monument. This monument was built on the exact site that Romulus ascended to heaven. The most fascinating part of this monument is the giant dome, with a hole in the middle. This hole was the eye of Pantheon.
Ancient Rome was surrounded by seven hills. These hills would act like a natural barrier for the city. With many empires trying to take control during this time period, Rome had a great chance at holding them off. The hills also made it so that crops could be made easily. The soil in this area was really fertile.
Hadrian’s Wall was a form of defense against opposing military. The main purpose was to hold out the “Picts”. The Picts were a tribe that trying to conquer the Romans. The Picts destroyed the wall multiple times over the years. This wall was about 73 miles long, and in some places about 6 meters(20 feet) high. On every “Roman Mile” which is about 1500 meters, a mini castle was built. These places would hold twenty soldiers for defense.