Part 1 of this blog spent time closer to Rome – highlighting sites in Europe that feature a strong presence of Roman history. Now let’s consider some farther reaching destinations…
We live in a world that was sculpted by empires of the past. And no empire left behind an array of ancient wonders quite like the Romans. To this day magnificent feats of ancient engineering astound those that lay eyes on them. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Rome and experienced the sensation of wandering through the Colosseum, exploring the basilicas, and stretching my neck to appreciate the size of the domed Pantheon. The scale and skilfulness that built these ageless works of art are something to behold. Extending far beyond the boot (‘scuse the pun) of Italy, the Romans constructed numerous monuments, fortresses and ancient building projects across their vast holdings. Outside the former capital of Rome you’ll discover must-see sites that will leave you marvelling at the legacy of this once great empire.
When we travel, I marvel at the intricate beauty and grandeur of ancient sites while D puzzles over the logistics and engineering behind Roman construction. It is difficult for us, in a society accustomed to computers and scientific instruments, to imagine the complexity of engineering ancient buildings. One of the finest preserved in antiquity is the theatre of Aspendos. Accomplished in 155 AD, Continue reading