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Ancient Rome

 
colosseum

The iconic Colosseum. © Mollye Knox.

Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew out of a small agricultural community, founded on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 10th century BC. Located along the Mediterranean Sea, and centered at the city of Rome, it became one of the largest empires in the ancient world. Remains of this great empire can still be seen today; all the way from the Mediterranean coastlne of Africa to the northern parts of England..

 

Below is a descriptive index of the sites and destinations of Ancient Rome provided so far by Worldsiteguides.com. Please note this list is far from comprehensive; more great sites are getting added each month! You can also view these sites on our interactive map by checking out our Ancient Rome map!

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rome appian way rome pantheon rome tomb of caecilia metella rome castel sant angelo

Appian Way

Rome, Italy

Pantheon

Rome, Italy

Tomb of
Caecilia Metella

Rome, Italy

Castel Sant'Angelo

Rome, Italy

The Appian Way is an ancient 520 kilometer long road from Rome to Brindisi in southeast Italy. The area close to Rome is stacked with ancient sites.

Pantheon is one of the best preserved buildings from ancient Rome. The buidling is regarded as one of the greatest spiritual buildings in the world.

Tomb of Caecilia Metella is an old mausoleum for a wealthy member of a powerful family in ancient Rome.

Castel Sant'Angelo is an old mausoleum for a Roman Emperor. The building has sinece then played several roles and has a rich history.

 

 

 

rome basilica of st john lateran rome catacombs of san sebastiano rome catacombs of san calliso rome pyramid of cestius

Basilica of
St. John Lateran

Rome, Italy

Catacombs of
San Sebastiano

Rome, Italy

Catacombs of
San Callisto

Rome, Italy

Pyramid of Cestius

Rome, Italy

This is the oldest of Rome’s four major basilicas and the official seat of the Pope. It is known as “Mother church of the whole world” among Catholics.

The Catacombs of San Sebastiano is an ancient underground christian burial site. The site also includes the basiica which was built on top of the catacombs.

The Catacombs of San Callisto is the most sacred and important of all the Roman catacombs. The catacboms is a must visit for anyone interested in Roman and religious history.

This pyramid is the only pyramid from ancient rome which still stands today. It was founded by Gaius Cestius Epulo; a rich magistrate to serve as their family grave.

 

 

 

rome roman forum rome circus of maxentius rome colosseum rome theatre of marcellus

Roman Forum

Rome, Italy

Circus of Maxentius

Rome, Italy

Colosseum

Rome, Italy

Theatre of Marcellus

Rome, Italy

The Roman Forum is truly one of the most unique places in the world, where one can find the excavations of several ancient Roman buildings in the middle of modern Rome.

Circus of Maxentius is one of the best preserved Circuses of ancient Rome. Many of the original structures still stands, though in ruinous shape.

The Colosseum was the Roman Empire’s most impressive building. The ruins of the Colosseum have fascinated people over the centuries with its striking beauty.

The Theatre of Marcellus is one of the oldest preserved examples of an entertainment venue from ancient Rome.

 

 

 

rome column of marcus aurelius rome pantheon rome tomb of caecilia metella rome castel sant angelo

Column of
Marcus Aurelius

Rome, Italy

 

 

 

This Doric column, covered in brilliant relief, commemorates the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and his military campaigns, in an excellent way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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