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What is lead? A heavy kind of metal

By |2018-04-11T18:24:13+00:00September 6th, 2017|Religion, Romans, Science|

A Roman anchor from Palermo, Italy Lead is a kind of metal that is very heavy. (See if you can get some lead, like a fishing weight, to see how heavy it is). People have been mining lead and using it for weights in West Asia since about 4000 BC, about the same time people started to use copper, and before [...]

Flavian dynasty – Roman emperors

By |2018-04-25T10:02:03+00:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Romans|

Flavian dynasty: The Roman emperor Vespasian Vespasian starts the Flavian Dynasty Vespasian finally left West Asia and sailed to Rome in the spring of 70 AD. He had to wait until it was safe to travel on the Mediterranean, after the winter storms were over. Vespasian turned out to be a pretty good emperor, though he was always more [...]

What is a vomitorium? Roman architecture

By |2018-04-24T23:27:05+00:00August 31st, 2017|Architecture, Romans|

Vomitorium in the Colosseum in Rome(The roof has fallen in.) You might think a vomitorium must have something to do with barfing, and those stories about Romans eating too much and then making themselves barf so they could eat more. But a vomitorium is really much more boring than that. A vomitorium is called that [...]

Roman architecture – ancient Rome

By |2018-05-08T09:01:38+00:00August 27th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|

Roman architecture: the bath building of Domitian's palace in Rome Arches, brick, and concrete One of the things the Romans are most famous for is their architecture. And it's true that the Romans brought a lot of new ideas to architecture. The three most important ideas are the arch, the baked brick, and the use of cement and concrete. Etruscan architecture [...]

Roman Colosseum – ancient Rome – Roman architecture

By |2018-04-24T23:27:30+00:00August 26th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|

Roman Colosseum - the Flavian Amphitheater - in Rome, Italy. Built about 70 AD Vespasian built the Roman Colosseum so people would like him When Vespasian became the new Roman Emperor in 69 AD, he wanted everyone to know that he cared about the people and was going to take care of them and not [...]

Roman amphitheaters – ancient Rome

By |2018-04-24T23:27:05+00:00August 25th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|

The Colosseum - the Flavian Amphitheater - in Rome, Italy. Built in the 70s AD by the emperor Vespasian Most people have heard of the Colosseum in Rome, but there were many other amphitheaters all over the Roman Empire. The first gladiatorial fights, in Etruscan times, were held anywhere that there was a flat place near a hill, so [...]

Building the Colosseum – Ancient Rome project

By |2017-06-11T15:14:32+00:00June 11th, 2017|Architecture, Crafts, Romans|

Or you can get this lovely set of wooden blocks to build a Colosseum with A lot of people seem to want to build models of the Roman Colosseum for their projects. The most successful of these, judging from the mail I get, seem to be built out of sugar cubes held together [...]