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Flavian dynasty – Roman emperors

By |2018-04-25T10:02:03-07:00September 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 [...]

Arch of Titus – Ancient Rome

By |2019-01-31T05:43:49-07:00August 31st, 2017|Art, Romans|

Arch of Titus, Rome Who built the Arch of Titus? The Roman emperor Domitian built the Arch of Titus at one end of the Roman Forum in the 80s AD. Domitian wanted to remind people about his older brother, the Emperor Titus. Titus was already dead when the arch was built. The Flavian emperors The Roman forum All our Ancient Rome [...]

Nero’s Golden House – Domus Aurea – Rome

By |2018-04-24T23:35:24-07:00August 26th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|

The inside of Nero's Gold en House: it's very dark! After the Great Fire of Rome in 64 AD, the Roman Emperor Nero took advantage of the space where many buildings had burned down to build himself a new palace right in the middle of downtown Rome, which he called the Golden House ( in Latin, that's the Domus [...]

First Jewish revolt – West Asian history

By |2017-08-24T00:08:05-07:00August 24th, 2017|History, West Asia|

The Roman emperor Caligula The Roman conquest of Israel and Egypt in the last century BC brought many Jews into the Roman Empire (though many Jews lived in Babylon or elsewhere in the Parthian Empire as well). Many stayed in Israel, but others moved to Rome or other parts of the Roman Empire. Because they had a different religion [...]