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Interesting Facts About Rome

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Rome: Ancient Supercity | HISTORY

Rome: Ancient Supercity | HISTORY

Rome was a city of “firsts”—the first apartment buildings, central heating and even the world’s first shopping mall.
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the-arch-of-constantine-against-the-colosseum-in-rome - Roman Architecture and Engineering

the-arch-of-constantine-against-the-colosseum-in-rome - Roman Architecture and Engineering

This triumphal arch (AD 312) celebrates emperor Constantine and incorporates many previous works of Roman art.
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amphitheater-at-leptis-magna - Roman Architecture and Engineering Pictures - Ancient Rome

amphitheater-at-leptis-magna - Roman Architecture and Engineering Pictures - Ancient Rome

Located 60 miles from Tripoli in Libya, Leptis Magna was a strong ally of Rome and the birthplace of Roman emperor Septimius Severus. The amphitheater was built in AD 56.
An amphitheater is an open-air theater built in a semi-circle design.
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Roman Road Video - Ancient Rome - HISTORY.com

Roman Road Video - Ancient Rome - HISTORY.com

The Romans revolutionized land transport by paving a network of roads that spanned across the empire.
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The Roman Colosseum Video - Ancient Rome - HISTORY.com

The Roman Colosseum Video - Ancient Rome - HISTORY.com

The Roman Coliseum inspired the design of many modern sports stadiums.
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Ancient Roman Aqueduct Video - Ancient Rome - HISTORY.com

Ancient Roman Aqueduct Video - Ancient Rome - HISTORY.com

Don Wildman travels through time to unearth the ancient aqueducts hidden beneath the city of Naples, Italy.
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