Ancient Rome

By: The Roman Travel Agency

The Colosseum

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.

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Aqueducts

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.


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The Tiber River

The Tiber river was a very important part of the Roman success. The ancient Romans used the River River as a sewage system for the city. This river was a huge source of trade and commerce. These ships that carried supplies could travel up the river for about 60 miles.
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Roman Baths

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.


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The Pantheon

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.


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Seven Hills

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.


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Hadrian’s Wall

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.


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Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Sea was a major part of Rome’s success. Rome depended heavily on the Mediterranean for trade with others. Trade was such a big deal because their area of land couldn’t do everything for them. They needed other resources and items from other places around the world to succeed.
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Roman Forum

The Roman Forum was the central area of the Ancient Roman city. This is where commerce, business, and trade took place. It was also where religious activities were conducted. For many years, it was also the place for the city’s most important public buildings, such as platforms for public speeches. It also became a spectacular place that was filled with statues and architecture.
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Circus Maximus

The Circus Maximus was a chariot race track in Ancient Rome. They would use this as a form of entertainment when not busy. They would have annual chariot races here. Also, on special occasions it was used as the Roman games, and gladiator fights. It is the oldest and largest public space in Ancient Rome.
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