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Column of Marcus Aurelius – Roman art

By |2019-04-17T13:13:58-07:00August 31st, 2017|Art, Romans|

Column of Marcus Aurelius in Rome Who built the column? Marcus Aurelius' column was actually not built by Marcus Aurelius himself but by his son Commodus, about 180-190 AD. Who was Marcus Aurelius? And his son Commodus? Roman art All our Ancient Rome articles Why did Commodus build it? Commodus wanted to remind people in [...]

Trajan’s Column – Roman art – Dacian Wars

By |2018-04-24T23:44:55-07:00August 28th, 2017|Art, Romans|

Trajan's Column in the Forum of Trajan, in Rome Trajan's column was built just after 100 AD to remind people in Rome about the Roman emperor Trajan's victories in a war in Dacia (DAY-see-ah) (modern Rumania). It stands in Trajan's Forum in Rome, just below Trajan's Markets, and near the old Roman Forum. Scene from Trajan's Column: Roman soldiers [...]

World War I – history of Europe

By |2019-03-30T08:04:17-07:00August 6th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

A Russian machine gun from World War I What led up to World War I? At the end of the 1800s, many countries around the world were angry. France, Britain, and the United States were controlling most of the world. They took whatever they wanted to make themselves richer. India under colonial rule Europe and colonization The [...]

Where did the Visigoths come from?

By |2017-06-27T16:19:54-07:00June 27th, 2017|History, Northern Europe|

Danube river The Visigoths, like other German peoples, were originally Indo-European. Their language, Gothic, was closely related to German. We first hear of them when they are living in Poland around 100 BC. Soon after that, some of them, along with their relatives the Ostrogoths, seem to have decided to migrate to the [...]