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|The only city in the world which served as capital of three different Empires: The Roman Empire (330-395), Byzantine Empire (395-1453) and the Ottoman Empire (1453-1923). |
The Fall of Istanbul to Ottomans marked the end of Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire. Over the centuries Istanbul had been under siege many times, but this last successful one required moving 70 ships over land ...
|Listed are 688 placemarks found so far with Roman amphitheatres, theatres, odeons (music theatres),circus and stadiums all over the Roman Empire.|
The placemarks are placed in each cateory with name of the city in Roman and today. Some only have the name from totay, other the Roman name only.
|In the 3rd century this castle was built to protect the "wet limes" (River Rhine), the borderline between the Roman Empire and the German tribes. This fortress is 154 m wide and twice as long with 8 m high walls preotected by 28 towers.|
This castle is the best maintained Roman castle north of the Alps.
|This hexagonal lake of five meters deep is the rest of an old roman harbor. Water was diverted from see by canals so the ships could navigate throught them. Fiumicino is sittued near Roma, capital of roman empire.||12/03/2005||486|
|Colonia Ulpia Traiana, Xanten was after Cologne the largest roman town in Germania Inferior. During the first three centuries about 10000 people lived within its walls. The town was situated on the river Rhine which was the eastern frontier of the roman empire.||11/02/2005||1,287|
|Al-Maharraqa (Arab: المحرقة, DMG: Al-Maḥarraqa, Greek: Hierasykaminos) is a place in Lower Nubia, which was approximately 120 km south of Aswan on the southern border of the Roman empire. Only a few years after the Roman conquest of Egypt in 30 BC, the Ku****es from the kingdom of MeroŽ launched a raid on the First cataract region of Egypt in 23 B...||01/11/2010||598|
|The Miliarium Aureum (golden milestone) in Rome was a gilded column of bronze. It was put on on instruction of Emperor Augustus 20 BC. at the eastern corner of the Rostra on the Forum Romanum in Rome. Originally the names of the capitals of the provinces of the Roman Empire and their respective distances of Rome stood on the column. This column should remind humans of the size of the empire and...||10/20/2006||756|
|This file contains three overlays:|
One shows the Appian Way and the Traian Appian Way;
Other shows the roman ways from Rome;
The last shows the downtown Rome at Roman Empire age, with the Roman Forum, where the Appian Way starts.
|Displays the borders, names of the provinces an capitals under emperor Trajan (53-117 AD)||11/23/2006||4,891|
|Toul was known to the Romans as Tullum Leucorum, and was the capital of the Gaulish tribe of the Leuci.|
In 870, by the Treaty of Meersen, Toul became part of East Francia, the later known as Holy Roman Empire. During the High Middle Ages, it became an imperial free city. Toul was annexed to France by King Henry II in 1552; this was recognized by the Holy Roman Empire in the Peace...
|Lullingstone Roman Villa is a villa built during the Roman occupation of Britain, situated near the village of Eynsford in northwest Kent, south eastern England.|
It is unknown which family lived in the villa and owned the large estate that would have surrounded it, though they would have had to be wealthy. They may have been Roman, though they could also have been native Britons ...
|The Topkapi Palace was the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1465 to 1853. Today the Topkapi serves as an imperial museum, and is one of Istanbul's greatest tourist attractions.||09/02/2005||629|