North England: Hadrian's Wall
Hadrian's Wall, built nearly 2000 years ago by the Romans during the reign of Emperor Hadrian, was a cleverly-designed military...
Opus Reticulatum Wall, Pompeii
A portion of Roman opus reticulatum wall in Pompeii.
Ruined streets in the Wari city of Pikillacta, Peru. c. 650-900 CE.
Prodigies: Earthquake Perception from Julius to L'Aquila
The beauty of being an archaeologist is having the good fortune to find something on an archaeological dig that remains...
Roman Opus Mixtum Wall
A segment of typical 2nd century CE Roman wall from Butrint (modern Albania). The wall is in the opus mixtum style which...
The many Roman walls still visible today throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, be they defensive walls such as the Servian...
Shi Huangti (259-210 BCE, also known as Qin Shi Huang, Qin Shih Huandi, Shih Huan-ti) was the first emperor of a unified...
South Tower, Tiryns
Detail of the 'Cyclopean' walls of the south tower of Mycenaean Tiryns (13th century BCE).
Stamped Mud Brick, Babylonia, Mesopotamia
This is a stamped mud brick with cuneiform inscriptions, which lies within a building's wall in ancient Babylonia (modern...
The Ancient City
In the study of the ancient world a City is generally defined as a large populated urban center of commerce and administration...