What goes into creating a captivating museum display? How do museums engage their visitors? Dr. Kate Cooper answered these questions in a fascinating talk at the University of Toronto about challenges in museum curation.
The stone buildings within the forts associated with the Roman Wall have received little attention both from their excavators and other researchers, and relatively little has been recorded about them.
Most Neronian interventions concerning the layout of the city have been made after the Great Fire of A.D. 64. Two of the few previous important interventions were the new arrangement of the via Recta and the construction of the pons Neronianus, giving access to the area with the new baths Nero built near those of Marcus Agrippa.
The extraordinary reign of Augustus left the Roman world with a changed order
Historical evidence suggests that Augustus Caesar, first Emperor of Rome, was a person who liked to plan ahead. His predilection for preparedness is perhaps most apparent when we consider the details pertaining to the end of his life.
Many previous studies have been completed on ancient Rome, including studies on Augustus, gender issues, and the Roman games, which have helped create a timeline of Augustus?s rise to power, an architectural layout of the Circus Maximus and a social hierarchy based on gender.
Let me lead you through the parts of this building, in the hope that you, too, will appreciate its ingenious technology and the people that made it.
Direct documentary evidence for the organisation of the ancient Roman construction industry, and for the social and economic status of builders and their place in society, is very limited compared with what is available for the Renaissance and later periods.
There is nothing quite like it in architecture in its design, siting and effect. Egyptian kings in the New Kingdom period sought an enduring monument of temple architecture to communicate to posterity their importance and power.