The Western Roman Empire fell more than 1,500 years ago, but its legacy of invention can still be seen today. The Romans were great sized builders and expert engineers, and their civilization produced advances in technology, culture and architecture that remained unequaled for centuries.
The Romans produced great poetry and prose. We know more about them than any other ancient civilization because they left behind a great amount of literary and historical works. However they did not have the same impact on literature as the Greeks.
The Romans used images of nature as subjects together with mythological creatures. Mosaics featured large pictorial scenes which were created from minute pieces of colored stones.
The games played in the Colosseum for hundreds of years have taken the lives of about 500,000 people and over a million wild animals.
The roman pantheon was first built as a temple to all gods. The roman pantheon is located at Piazza della Rotonda in roman Italy. The Pantheon is the only structure of its age and size that has successfully survived the damage of time and gravity.