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6 09, 2017

What is lead? A heavy kind of metal

By |2018-04-11T18:24:13-07:00September 6th, 2017|Religion, Romans, Science|0 Comments

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 [...]

3 09, 2017

Flavian dynasty – Roman emperors

By |2019-06-10T18:55:37-07:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Romans|0 Comments

Flavian dynasty: The Roman emperor Vespasian, first of the Flavians 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. Who was Vespasian? Year of the Four Emperors All our [...]

31 08, 2017

What is a vomitorium? Roman architecture

By |2018-04-24T23:27:05-07:00August 31st, 2017|Architecture, Romans|1 Comment

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 [...]

27 08, 2017

Roman architecture – ancient Rome

By |2019-09-14T06:37:52-07:00August 27th, 2017|Romans|9 Comments

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 [...]

26 08, 2017

Roman Colosseum – ancient Rome – Roman architecture

By |2019-04-27T09:29:32-07:00August 26th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|2 Comments

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. He was going to take care of them and not [...]

25 08, 2017

Roman amphitheaters – ancient Rome

By |2019-01-25T05:14:50-07:00August 25th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|0 Comments

The Colosseum - the Flavian Amphitheater - in Rome, Italy. Built in the 70s AD by the emperor Vespasian What were Roman amphitheaters for? 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 [...]

11 06, 2017

Building the Colosseum – Ancient Rome project

By |2017-06-11T15:14:32-07:00June 11th, 2017|Architecture, Crafts, Romans|2 Comments

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 [...]