ABOVE: At night, the Colosseum resembles a
Halloween jack-o-lantern. INSET BELOW: Another view of the arena.
Before visiting the Eternal City, see what it looked like at the height of its
development in 320 A.D. The site's gallery includes still images and video clips
of a computer-generated 3D model.
N.S. Gill's site has articles and collections of links about early
Rome and the Roman Empire.
Pick and click from this large selection of documents on Roman history,
courtesy of Teacher Oz's Kingdom of History.
Learning to Read Rome's Ruins
This series of pages on Roman archaelogy is from the U.S. Library of Congress Vatican Exhibit.
Top photo copyright © Bryan Weinstein.
Inset photo © Robyn Koop.
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