Remarkable Roman sites that have survived time: Part 2

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: May 25th, 2015

In part 1 we present to you five fascinating Roman sites throughout the world that attract visitors from all four corners of the world. However these aren’t the only surviving Roman sites that are worth a visit, so here are a few more sites that will certainly win your interest.

  1. The Temple of Augustus in Pula

The temple is the only Roman structure that has survived the test of time in the Croatia city of Pula. The temple as its name suggests was dedicated to Roman emperor, Augustus. Historians aren’t certain when exactly the temple was built but they all agree that it was built while the emperor was alive. When Pula fell under Byzantine rule, the temple was used as a church and was later used as a granary. During the events of the Second World War the temple was severely damages by a bomb. Since then most of the building has been restored and today the temple is one of Croatia’s most visited sites.

  1. Arbeia Roman Fort

The fort was built during the first century and was used to guard the entrance of the River Tyne. The Arbeia Roman Fort lies at about four miles from Hadrian’s Wall and is today one of England’s most famous Roman landmarks. Today the fort serves the purpose of a museum and shows to people the way Roman soldiers lived on the edge of the Roman frontier. You can easily say that the Arbeia Roman Fort is a must visit site for all people that live or are visiting the United Kingdom. So as soon as your relocation is over via man and van services, take your family to witness in first person this amazing Roman structure. Don’t worry that using man and van services may harm your monthly budget, because it won’t. Nowadays most moving companies work with highly affordable prices.

  1. Maison Carree

Maison-CarreeWe mentioned this extraordinary Roman site in part 1. The temple was built in 16 B.C by Roman General Marcus Vipanius Agrippa and was dedicated to both his sons who died at a young age. The temple is located in the French city of Nimes and is known to be the best preserved Roman temple in the world. The exceptional state of the temple is mainly due to the fact that it was converted into a church during the 4th century. Throughout the years the structure has been used as a stable, storehouse, town hall and finally a museum. You can easily say that the Maison Carree is the most visited landmark of the city.

  1. Baalbek 

Baalbek also known as Heliopolis is a Roman site located in northeastern Lebanon. The site was once home to the largest temple in the Roman Empire, the Temple of Jupiter. The temple was lined by 54 massive granite columns each of which were 21 meters tall. Today only six of the 54 columns are standing. The best preserved temple of the site is the Temple of Bacchus. The temple dates back to the 1st century and is presently the number tourist attraction of the country. Sadly the last temple of Baalbek, the Temple of Venus was completely destroyed throughout the years.

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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