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Roman Architecture
The word Architecture is defined as the 'art and science of designing and erecting buildings' and the Romans were masters of Architecture and the design and erection of buildings. The skills of the Romans in building and engineering, including their invention of concrete,  resulted in different types and styles of architecture including the building of forts, villas, temples, towns, baths, great walls and roads - changing the face of Europe forever.

Facts and Information about Roman Architecture
The following list and links provide an index to the articles and contents of this category. Click a link for comprehensive facts and information and details relating to the Architecture:

Ancient Roman Architecture
Roman Art
Roman Fresco
Roman Forts
Ancient Roman Cities
Roman Baths
Roman Public Baths
Ancient Roman Baths Glossary
Circus Maximus
Pantheon
Roman Villa
Roman Temples
Roman Roads
Hadrians Wall
Roman Forum
Roman Arches
Roman Columns
Ancient Roman Forums
Roman Buildings
Roman Chairs
Ancient Rome Buildings
Ancient Roman Aqueducts

Range of Roman Architecture
This section of the website provides an overview of Roman Architecture, much of which is featured in the construction, design and building of the Roman Architecture. Basilicas, Baths, Amphitheaters such as the Colosseum, Triumphal arches, Villas, Temples, Roads, Forts and Stockades, Towns and Aqueducts. Facts and Information about their discovery of concrete and their famous columns and arches.

Roman Architecture - the Colosseum
The Colosseum was situated in the centre of Rome, it was in fact a symbol of the might, the wealth and the power of the Roman Empire. The Colosseum took less than 10 years to build, a remarkable achievement for the excellent engineers and their famous engineering skills. The architecture of the Colosseum illustrates their use of one of the Romans most famous inventions - concrete. The Roman arch was prominently featured in the design and building of the Colosseum as were the different styles of architecture reflected in the Roman columns. Look carefully at pictures of the Colosseum and you will see Tuscan columns at the bottom, then Ionic, with Corinthian columns in the third storey.

Roman Colosseum Index
Gladiators
Colosseum
Roman Empire
Roman Life
Roman Weapons
Roman Emperors
Colosseum Sitemap
Roman Clothing
Roman Gods
Roman Army

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