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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome The Coliseum. The Coliseum was finished in 80 A.D. (C.E.). Accomplishments in Ancient Rome The Coliseum. It was built by Emperor Vespasiano. Accomplishments in Ancient Rome. It was believed to have had a retractable canopy over it.

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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome

The Coliseum

The Coliseum was finished in 80 A.D. (C.E.)

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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome

The Coliseum

It was built by Emperor Vespasiano.

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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome

It was believed to have had a retractable canopy over it.

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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome

It was believed to have had a retractable canopy over it.

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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome

Historians think this is what it might

have looked like originally. (computer generated)

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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome

Gladiator Battles

It was used for performances and Gladiator battles

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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome

Gladiator Battles

It was used for performances and Gladiator battles

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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome

Ship Battle

It was even filled with water once

and a mock ship battle was held there.

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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome

PAX ROMANA (PEACE IN ROME)

27 B.C. - 180 A.D.

During this time, many of Rome’s greatest achievements of civilization were built.

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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome

Hadrian’s Wall

Emperor Hadrian had a wall built to stop the Picts and Scots from invading the Roman Empire in Britania. (Modern day Britan)

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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome

Hadrian’s Wall

It wasn’t just a wall, but it also had a ditch with spikes at some parts.

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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome

Hadrian’s Wall

Parts of Hadrian’s Wall can still be seen in Britain today!

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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome

The Pantheon

Emperor Hadrian also built a great temple to the gods called the Pantheon.

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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome

The Pantheon

The Pantheon was built, of course, in the Greek Classical Style - columns, domed roof, peaked roof.

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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome

Roman Aqueducts

The Aqueducts brought fresh water

to the largest Roman cities.

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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome - Aqueducts

The Aqueducts were built at a slight angle so that the water would always flow downhill towards the city.

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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome - Aqueducts

Water would flow through here

The inside was hollow and about 3 feet wide and 6 feet tall.

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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome - Aqueducts

There are aqueducts left all across Europe.

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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome

Roman Baths

Most Roman cities had a bath complex. It was more than just for bathing though. There was entertainment, gardens, a library, a food court.

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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome

“ALL ROADS LEAD

TO ROME”

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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome

A. Flat stones or

sometimes bricks

for a smooth

surface

B. Crushed gravel

for drainage

C. Packed down

sand / clay

D. Limestone or

other crushed

rock for a solid

base

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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome

Many Ancient Roman roads are still around today.

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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome

Milestones marked how far

cities were from Rome

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Accomplishments in Ancient Rome

Milestones marked how far

cities were from Rome