Empuries (also Emporiae or Emporion) was a Greek and then Roman colony on the northeastern coast of Spain. Thriving as a local and Mediterranean trading centre, it prospered from the 6th century BCE to the 2nd century CE. Several times the...
Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct (UNESCO/NHK)
The Roman aqueduct of Segovia, probably built c. A.D. 50, is remarkably well preserved. This impressive construction, with its two tiers of arches, forms part of the setting of the magnificent historic city of Segovia. Other important monuments...
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida (UNESCO/NHK)
The colony of Augusta Emerita, which became present-day Mérida in Estremadura, was founded in 25 B.C. at the end of the Spanish Campaign and was the capital of Lusitania. The well-preserved remains of the old city include, in particular...
Roman Walls of Lugo (UNESCO/NHK)
The walls of Lugo in northern Spain were built in the later part of the 3rd century A.D. to defend the Roman town of Lucus. The entire circuit survives intact and is the finest example of late Roman fortifications in western Europe. Source...
Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco (UNESCO/NHK)
Tárraco (modern-day Tarragona) was a major administrative and mercantile city in Roman Spain and the centre of the Imperial cult for all the Iberian provinces. It was endowed with many fine buildings, and parts of these have been revealed...
Miracle of the Mule by Donatello
The silver and gilt relief panel known as the 'Miracle of the Mule' by the Italian Renaissance artist Donatello (c. 1386-1466 CE). The panel is one of four created for the high altar of the Sant' Antonio Basilica in Padua, Italy. 1446-1450...
Peirene Fountain at Corinth
Beautiful Fountain at the end of four manmade underground reservoirs and an intricate system of water pipes. Added to and changed throughout the Classical period right down to the Christians
Jupiter Column Base
Jupiter column base, in sandstone, bearing the figures of four gods: Jupiter, Minerva, Hercules, Ceres (?). Saint-Mard (from Luxembourg), 1st century CE. Musée du Cinquantenaire (Brussels, Belgium). Made with ReMake and ReCap Pro from AutoDesk...
Roman Empire in 117 CE
Map of the Roman Empire at its maximum extent in 117 CE, under the rule of Trajan.
Map of 2nd Century Roman Expansion
A map showing the early expansions of Rome, in the 2nd century BC.