Mycenae  - Mycenae is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 kilometres (56 miles) southwest of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese.  From the hill on which the palace was located, one can see across the Argolid to the Saronic Gulf.

Mycenae - Mycenae is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 kilometres miles) southwest of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese. From the hill on which the palace was located, one can see across the Argolid to the Saronic Gulf.

The Colosseum could be filled with water to perform ancient sea battles.

Roman Naval Battles inside the Colosseum. No-one's sure that this actually happened, but it makes a good story.

Model of a Roman apartment building, called an insula (insulae in the plural), which means 'island'.

Model of a Roman apartment building, called an insula (insulae in the plural), which means 'island'. Mentioned in LIBERTY by Kim Iverson Headlee.

A thermopolium (tavern) with a butcher's shop in the background.

A thermopolium (tavern/restaurant) with a butcher's shop just across the street in the background

Reconstruction of Tiryns, ancient Mycenaean city in southern Greece by the Saronic Gulf as it would have appeared around 1300 BC.  Details on www.Archaeologyillustrated.com by Balage Balogh

Reconstruction of Tiryns, ancient Mycenaean city in southern Greece by the…

roman baths

he Baths of Caracalla in Rome, built by 'Emperor Caracalla on' Aventino between 212 and 217 d. Polemio Silvio (V century) official of the imperial palatium cited as one of the seven wonders of Rome.

Villa reconstruction 1— Pompeii, Italy. on Behance. Villa of the Mysteries, Pompeii Computer reconstruction

The triclinium in the evening, at the Villa of the Mysteries in Pompeii, Italy by James Stanton-Abbott. With the shutters closed, and the room lit by oil lamps or candles on candelabra, the sense of intimacy and mystery would have been heightened.

An Ancient Roman "insulae", or literally "an island": indeed, apartment buildings where the vast majority of Rome's huge population lived.

Insulae: Insula is the Latin word for "island" and may refer to: Insular cortex, a human brain structure; Insula (building), a kind of apartment building in ancient Rome

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