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Bookmarks tagged with “roman”

Archeo 3D Italia

3d models and history of Italian Archaeological Sites registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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How did Roman Aqueducts work? - YouTube

The aqueducts were awesome manifestations of the Roman knack for practical engineering on a monumental scale. This video explores how they were constructed and used.

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35 Maps of History

"Some of the historical maps displayed above highlight how empires have risen and fallen throughout the centuries. We can learn how the Mongols once consumed a continent. We can see how Roman roads once stretched across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. And we can marvel at how the Ottoman Empire came to spread across 2 million square miles."

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Uli Westphal - Elephas Anthropogenus

"After the fall of the Roman Empire, elephants virtually disappeared from Western Europe. Since there was no real knowledge of how this animal actually looked, illustrators had to rely on oral and written transmissions to morphologically reconstruct the elephant, thus reinventing an actual existing creature. This tree diagram traces the evolution of the elephant depiction throughout the middle ages up to the age of enlightenment."

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Ostia Antica

A large archeological site that was the harbour city of ancient Rome. The site is noted for the excellent preservation of its ancient buildings and magnificent frescoes.

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