The Pantheon: The Colosseum In Ancient Rome

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The Romans were master warriors, philosophers, leaders, and builders, as well as creators and inventors of many innovating devices and ideas throughout the time of the Roman Empire which lasted from 753 BCE to 476 CE. From leaders to monarchs to emperors, the Roman Civilization had amazing architects who initiated building some elaborate establishments, walls, and other buildings, several of which are still amazingly intact today. Only a few of those types buildings built by Romans include: amphitheaters, hippodromes, temples, public baths, walls, and aqueducts.
One of the most famous amphitheaters that was built by Romans is the Colosseum. Located in Rome, Italy, the Colosseum was built between the reign of three emperors: Vespasian (69-79
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The Pantheon means, “All the gods of a people or a religion collectively.” Therefore, the temple is meant for all of the Roman gods. Originally, the Pantheon was a Pagan temple, then eventually, it turned to a Christian church. The Pantheon was built in 126 CE during the reign of Hadrian. The building is a marvelous work, based on a perfect circle, the building is 140 feet wide and 140 feet tall. It has an oculus on the top of the dome, providing the only source of light. The Pantheon is in great condition because it has been in use for over 2000 years, and has been kept up with the changing times. The Pantheon is a major attraction in Rome containing the tombs of the Italian monarchy from 1870 to 1946 CE. The Italian Renaissance artist, Raphael’s tomb is also placed in the …show more content…
Perhaps one of the most lavish and luxurious places to bathe in were the Baths of Caracalla located in Rome. Built in 235 CE, approximately 13,000 prisoners of war and 6,000 tradesmen were forced or hired, respectively, to build the establishment. The Baths of Caracalla acquired their water from the Aqua Antoniniana Aqueduct located nearby. The building could accommodate around 8,000 bathers daily. Different rooms in the Baths of Caracalla, as well as all bath houses, include: an Apodyterium (changing rooms), Notatio (open-air swimming pool), Calidarium (hot water bathing room), Tepidarium (warm water bathing room), and a Frigidarium (cool water bathing room). The Baths of Caracalla were unique in the way they used glass windows in order to maximize heating in the

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