Colosseum (Rome, 1st century)

The most famous and most magnificent amphitheatre of Rome was built in the 1st century.

Acropolis (Athens, 5th century BC)

The world's most famous citadel, the Acropolis of Athens was built in the 5th century BC, during the Age of Pericles.

Pantheon (Rome, 2nd century)

The ´Temple of all gods´ was built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian.

Types of ancient Greek columns

The Doric, Ionic and Corinthian order of columns are different in size and ornamentation as well.

Pyramid of Djoser (Saqqara, 27th century BC)

The step pyramid, built in the 27th century BC, was the first pyramid in Egypt.

Macedonian siege tower (4th century BC)

The army of Alexander the Great successfully deployed siege towers in its attacks against fortifications.

Diocletian's Palace (Split, Croatia)

The fortress-like palace was built by Roman Emperor Diocletian on the coast near his home town.

Baths of Caracalla (Rome, 3rd century)

The magnificent bath complex of the Roman Emperor was built in the 3rd century AD.

The city of Babylon (6th century BC)

The ancient city of Babylon was built on the banks of the Euphrates River in Mesopotamia.

Trojan horse

According to Homer’s epic, Odysseus’ Stratagem caused the loss of Troy.

Teotihuacan (4th century)

Majestic even in its ruins, this city was the largest and most populous settlement in the pre-Columbian Americas.

Theatre of Pompey (Rome, 1st c. BC)

The building commissioned by Pompey the Great was the first permanent theatre in Ancient Rome.

Wonders of the Ancient World

Today only one of the Wonders of the Ancient World is still intact: the Pyramids of Giza.

Code of Hammurabi

The Code of Hammurabi is the emblem of the Mesopotamian civilisation; it contains 282 laws carved into a basalt stele.

Great Wall of China

A series of fortifications built to prevent incursions from northern nomadic groups.

Knossos Palace (2nd millenium BC)

The largest bronze-age building complex of ancient Crete was probably the centre of Minoan civilisation.

Egyptian Pyramids (Giza, 26th century BC)

The Giza Necropolis is the only one of the Ancient wonders still intact.

Ancient Roman domus

Wealthy citizens in ancient Rome owned large houses with varied layouts of several rooms.

Ancient Roman aqueduct and road

The excellent road and aqueduct system covering the whole empire reflects well the development of the Roman civilisation.

Ancient Egyptian house

An average Egyptian dwelling consisted of regularly arranged rooms.

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