Roman roads, together with Roman aqueducts and the vast standing Roman army, constituted the three most impressive features of the Roman Empire. In Britain, as in their other provinces, the Romans constructed a comprehensive network of paved trunk roads (i.e. surfaced highways) during their nearly four centuries of occupation (43 - 410 AD).

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P: Emperor Justinian of the Byzantine empire was able to codify Roman law and therefore reduce legal confusion in the Byzantine empire. During his rule Emperor Justinian also attempted to recover Western territory, without much success.

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Official "centurion" wikipedia page. Just went there and it's for reals!!! That's totally awesome!!

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Mount Vesuvius erupting at the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum // 79 CE // "Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum" exhibit, 2013 // British Museum // #archaeology More

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german monarch family tree~  Would you like to know your family tree?  "House of History, LLC."

german monarch family tree~ Would you like to know your family tree? "House of History, LLC."

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Trajan's column, is a Roman triumphal column that commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. It is considered to be the masterpiece of Roman sculptural art.  It was dedicated to Trajan by Hadrian.  (isn't it gorgeous?  I could live in Rome)

Trajan's column, is a Roman triumphal column that commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. It is considered to be the masterpiece of Roman sculptural art. It was dedicated to Trajan by Hadrian. (isn't it gorgeous? I could live in Rome)

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Deimos, one of the two moons of Mars, is a teeny little guy with an average radius of just 6.2 km.

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Roman Shield ~ "The winged sun is a symbol associated with divinity, royalty and power in the Ancient Near East (Egypt, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, and Persia" --wikipedia

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The Roman Empire made great advancements in transportation through the use of roads. These roads allowed for easier trade and effective travel between cities. Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_roads

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