Hadrian, Roman engineering, Roman Temples, Rome

Guest post: How Hadrian helped rebuild the Pantheon

Learn about how Hadrian created the Pantheon as we know it today from the ruins of previous temples built by Marcus Agrippa and Domitian. A guest post by Context Travel Tours. Hadrian - the great unifier of the Roman Empire, the admirer of Athens, the architect, the poet, the visionary. As one of Rome’s most… Continue reading Guest post: How Hadrian helped rebuild the Pantheon

Archaeology Travel, Italy, Roman Bridges, Roman engineering, Sardinia

Looking for Roman bridges in Sardinia

When I was planning my archaeological trip to Sardinia I discovered, thanks to vici.org (an Archaeological Atlas of Antiquity I have mentioned here before), that there were many Roman bridges still standing all across the country. Some are left abandoned and almost completely covered with vegetation but others are perfectly preserved. Ancient Roman bridges are an… Continue reading Looking for Roman bridges in Sardinia

Aqueduct, Epigraphy, Hadrian, Israel, Judaea, Roman engineering

The Hadrianic aqueduct of Caesarea Maritima, Israel

Caesarea Maritima is perhaps one of Israel’s most famous attractions. Its ruins are located by the sea-shore of Israel about halfway between Tel Aviv and Haifa. It is the site of one of the most important cities of the Roman World, the capital of the province of Judaea. The city was founded between 22 and 10 BC… Continue reading The Hadrianic aqueduct of Caesarea Maritima, Israel

Archaeology Travel, France, Photography, Roman Bridges, Roman engineering

Looking for Roman bridges in Provence, France

"Pontem perpetui mansurum in saecula mundi" (I have built a bridge which will last forever)" -Caius Julius Lacer, builder of the Alcántara Bridge Ancient Roman bridges represent one of the greatest wonders of the Ancient World. They are an exceptional feat of Roman construction and I hold a certain fascination for these impressive ancient structures. Naturally… Continue reading Looking for Roman bridges in Provence, France

Archaeology Travel, Lusitania, Portugal, Roman engineering, Roman Temples

Photoset: The Roman Temple of Évora (Portugal)

The Roman Temple of Évora (Templo Romano de Évora), also referred to as the Templo de Diana (although there is no basis in fact for this designation), is an ancient temple in the historic city of Évora, Portugal. The temple is part of the historical centre of the city, which was included in the classification… Continue reading Photoset: The Roman Temple of Évora (Portugal)

Archaeology Travel, Lusitania, Portugal, Roman Bridges, Roman engineering

Looking for Roman bridges in Lusitania (Portugal)

One of the best preserved ancient Roman road networks is to be found in the Roman Province of Lusitania (including approximately all of modern Portugal and part of modern Spain) with numerous cobbled streets and an amazing amount of well-preserved  bridges. I visited many of those bridges as part as my archaeological trip to Portugal… Continue reading Looking for Roman bridges in Lusitania (Portugal)