Remarkable Roman Sites That Have Survived Time: Part 1

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: May 18th, 2015

Although the Roman Empire is long gone it is still a topic that is highly interesting to people from all over the world. This is why Roman sites are amongst the world most visited and admired landmarks. In the following two articles we will turn your attention towards several of the most fascinating Roman sites from all over the world.

  1. Temple of Augustus and Livia

Temple-of-Augustus-and-LiviaThis spending temple was built at the end of the 1st century B.C and is located in the French city of Vienne. The edifice is one of the best preserved Roman temples in the world and is very similar to the Maison Carree (a Roman temple in the city of Nimes, France). The temple was initially dedicated to Augustus but in 41 AD Emperor Claudius, grandson of Augustus decided to rededicate the temple to Augustus’s wife, Livia.

  1. Temple of Zeus at Aizanoi 

The city of Aizanoi has been inhabited since 3000 B.C and became an affluent city on the territories of modern Turkey under the Roman Empire. The city was known for its production and trade of wool, grain and wine. The Temple of Zeus was the most famous building of the city and is today the best preserved Roman temple in all of Anatolia. The temple dates back to the 2nd century A.D and is presently one of Turkey’s most visited places of interest.

  1. Dougga Capitol

This Roman sites lies in the northern parts of Tunisia. Dougga is often considered to be the best preserved Roman small town of North Africa. The most famous buildings of the complex are the Punic-Libyan Mausoleum, the capital and the Roman theatre. The capitol is a temple which was built during the 2nd century and was dedicated to the three major Roman gods (Jupiter, Juno and Minerva).

  1. Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall is perhaps the most famed Roman site in the United Kingdom. The wall stretched for 80 miles and was approximately 20 feet high. The best preserved sections of the wall are situated in close proximity to the English city of Newcastle. The wall is a must visit British site and a trip to it can be the ideal rewards for a successful man and van project. Know that you don’t have to go through your relocation on your own, as you can opt to use professional man and van services.

  1. Garni Temple

Situated in modern Armenia, the temple was built by Armenian King Trdates I during the 1st century A.D. Garni Temple was dedicated to the Roman god of the sun, Helios. Historians believe that the construction of the temple was founded by Emperor Nero who in exchange received military support against the Parthian Empire. The temple is known throughout the world for its 24 Ionic columns which are resting on an elevated podium. Unlike other Greco-Roman temple, Garni Temple is made of basalt. During the second half of the 17th century the temple was destroyed by an earthquake. The Garni Temple remained in ruins until its reconstruction during the 1970s.

About the Author:

Kim Jacobs is a removals coordinator with over 11 years of experience as part of the Get man and van team and other firms in the home and office relocation industry in London. Before joining our company, Kim has worked in various logistical and transportation companies and institutions such as Transport for London, The Removals Ombudsman, and has coordinated moving projects with some of the biggest suppliers of various goods such as IKEA, HomeBase, Amazon, Sainsbury's and others. While working as a chief removals coordinator, Kim also enjoys sharing her expertise with others through writing in our blog.

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