Category Archives: The Romans

Roman Buildings: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Roman buildings. The Romans introduced many new building ideas and techniques, including concrete, bricks and the arch. They also built sewers, and aqueducts to carry water to their cities and people. Roman buildings used concrete as early as about 270 BC. It ¬†was a strong and cheap material. They constructed… Continue Reading

Roman Mosaics: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Roman mosaics. Roman mosaics were popular in public buildings and homes, and many examples can still be seen today. Mosaics were made from hundreds of small pieces (or tesserae) of coloured stones and gems put together to make a picture. Mosaics were used for different reasons. As well as being… Continue Reading

Jupiter: Facts About the King of the Roman Gods

Here are some facts about the Ancient Roman God, Jupiter. Jupiter is sometimes known as Jove. He is the King of the Gods, God of the Sky and associated with thunderstorms. He wields a thunderbolt and he is often pictured with an eagle at his side. In Roman mythology, Numa Pompilius, the second King of… Continue Reading

Caerwent: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Caerwent. Caerwent is a village near Chepstow in Monmouthshire, South Wales. It is well known for its Roman settlement of Venta Silurum which has some of the best preserved Roman remains in Europe. The Romans built Caerwent in about 75 AD, to govern the area’s defeated Silures tribe. The Silures… Continue Reading

Herculaneum: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Herculaneum. Herculaneum was an ancient Roman town located near Naples and Mount Vesuvius in southern Italy. It was named after the Greek hero Hercules and is today a UNESCO World Heritage site. The settlement was founded by the Greeks around 600 BC. Because of its strategic location near the Bay… Continue Reading

10 Pompeii Facts

Here are some facts about the city of Pompeii. Pompeii was an ancient city in southern Italy. The remains of the settlement are located near to Naples. The city of Pompeii was built at the foot of the volcano, Mount Vesuvius. Pompeii predates Roman rule. Historians think it was a settlement built by the Oscan… Continue Reading

Julius Caesar Facts

Here are some facts about Julius Caesar, the Roman general, politician and Consul (from 49 BC to 44BC): His full name was Gaius Julius Caesar. Caesar was born in the year 100 BC. His father was also named Gaius Julius Caesar, and his mother was called Aurelia Cotta. Very little is known of Caesar’s childhood.… Continue Reading

What did the Romans bring to Britain?

The Romans successfully invaded Britain in 43 A.D. In the years that followed, Roman culture and traditions spread across Southern England. The Romans imported many different types of food and materials to Britain from all over the Roman Empire, and they also introduced new ideas, laws and inventions. Here’s a list of some of the… Continue Reading

The Roman Invasion of Britain: When and Why?

When did the Romans invade Britain? Over the course of nearly one hundred years, the Romans attempted to invade Britain three times. In 55 B.C. Julius Caesar invaded Britain with two Roman legions. The Romans fought several battles against different Celtic tribes before returning to Gaul (France). In 54 B.C. Caesar returned to Britain with… Continue Reading