Friday Flicks! Roman Ruins

I’m always a bit fascinated by Roman and Greek antiquities. I’ve heard that the British Museum has entire sections on things that happened after 400 AD, but I can’t drag myself away from the old stuff!  Here are a few ruins I’ve seen on my travels.

City gate into Nimes, France. Built during the reign of Caesar Augustus (27 BCE – 14 ACE). P.S. do NOT drive in Nimes!

 

The Roman amphitheater in Arles, France. It was during the middle of a project to clean the ancient stone using tiny bits of frozen CO2 as a blasting agent. Shiny!

The Pont du Gard in southern France

Looking down on the Roman-built ramp, used in the siege against Masada, in present day Israel.

At the Parthenon in Athens, Greece

Roman accommodations in Ephesus, Turkey

 

The amphitheater at Ephesus, where Paul of Tarsus preached Christianity and thrown out for atheism (of the Roman gods)

 

Excavated grave sites from the oldest bits of the Hagia Sophia

Roman amphitheater in Pula, Croatia



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