The oldest basilica. A public building mostly used for legal courts and business matters. Built by order of censor and it was named after him. It was destroyed by fire in 52 BC and was not rebuilt.
A place of viewing used for entertainment, performances and sports. It's in circular shape, filled with seats viewing the performance area. It was invented during spectacles of Gaius Scribonius Curio in 53 BC.
The first horrea were built in Rome. A horreum (plural: horrea) was a type of public warehouse used during the ancient Roman period.
Although the Latin term is often used to refer to granaries, Roman horrea were used to store many other types of consumables.
It is a true masterpiece of ancient architecture and it is one of the most beautiful Roman constructions in the region. It is built halfway through the 1st Century AD. Built as a three – level aqueduct standing 50 m high, it allowed water to flow across the garden river. The bridge is constructed out of yellow limestone blocks. The highest part of the structure is made out of breezeblocks. The three-story bridge measures 360 m at its longest point along the top.
The Maison Carree is the only completely preserved Roman temple in the world. It was built out of limestone. It is 26m long, 15m wide and 17m high. On the ceiling, there are clues that date back to the 19th century. The current door was made in 1824. The reason for this is because it was used for many things. The Maison Carree was used by the government, used for church, stables and storage. Today the buildings main room is used for an art gallery and other cultural events. Its name means the square house.
This marvelous building was built by the famous Roman emperor Diocletian as a preparation for his retirement. Diocletian was the first Roman emperor who voluntarily retired from his position, citing his declining health issues. After his retirement in May 1st, 305, he went on to spend a quiet life in this majestic palace, he had constructed as his post retirement abode.
First and largest stadium in Ancient Rome. Used for public events and chariot races, in addition to many games that had one day or more in Circus Maximus. It was built in 6th century CE by the first Roman kings.
Located on the Iberian Peninsula, the Aqueduct of Segovia still retains its structural integrity to this day, making it one of the best preserved pieces of architecture from ancient Rome. It was built to facilitate the flow of drinking water from the river Frio to the city of Segovia.
Roman Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre ever built. Construction began under the emperor Vespasian. The Colosseum was designed for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles.Although partially ruined because of damage caused by earthquakes and stone-robbers, the Colosseum is still an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome. construction was finished by his son Titus in 80 AD, a never before seem amphitheater with a seating capacity for more than 50,000 spectators was ready for use.
Commissioned in 114 CE by Tiberius Julius Acquila, the library was built to commemorate his father Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, who had been, from 105 to 107 CE, the Roman proconsul of Ephesus. Celsus had also been consul in Rome in 92 CE, where he was responsible for all public buildings. Celsus himself was entombed under the library in a lead coffin encased in a decorated marble sarcophagus.
The present building was completed by the emperor Hadrian and probably dedicated about 126 AD.
the Pantheon was a part of the complex created by him on his own property in the Campus Martius in 29–19 BC, which included three buildings aligned from south to north: the Baths of Agrippa, the Basilica of Neptune, and the Pantheon.
The building was originally approached by a flight of steps, although later construction raised the level of the ground leading to the portico, eliminating the steps
It is the best-preserved Roman temple of its size. It is part of Baalbek's immense semi ruins. The period of construction is generally considered between 150 AD to 250 AD .The entrance is up a flight of 30 stairs with three landings. It has a portico running around it with eight columns along the façade and 15 along the sides. Highlight of the temple is the doorway, drawn and painted by many artists.