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Ancient Roman conquerors had effective siege engines developed for attacking fortifications.
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Mercenaries of the ancient Roman army were well-trained and well equipped with the most up-to-date weapons.
As the Roman Empire expanded, military camps were established on the newly conquered territories.
The Gaul city Alesia, which was defended by Vercingetorix, was besieged by the Roman forces of Julius Caesar in 52 BC.
This animation presents the history of Ancient Rome throughout the centuries.
The Gaul city Alesia, defended by Vercingetorix, was besieged by the Roman forces of Julius Caesar in 52 BC.
The excellent road and aqueduct system covering the whole empire reflects well the development of the Roman civilisation.
Wealthy citizens in ancient Rome owned large houses with varied layouts of several rooms.
The Arch of Triumph was built at the entrance of the Forum Romanum, to commemorate Emperor Titus’ victory in the Siege of Jerusalem.
Archimedes was one of the most brilliant Greek scholars of ancient times, who made his mark with military inventions as well.
The magnificent bath complex of the Roman Emperor was built in the 3rd century AD.
The ancient Roman arena became well-known for the chariot races held here.
The most famous and most magnificent amphitheatre of Rome was built in the 1st century.
Dreaded Germanic warriors spreading out from Northern Europe towards the south also threatened the Roman Empire.
The prosperity of the eastern part of the Roman Empire started in the early 4th century, during the reign of Emperor Constantine.
Numerous legendary empires were built (and destroyed) in the course of history.
Leonardo was not only a master artist, but also an accomplished military engineer.
The army of Alexander the Great successfully deployed siege towers in its attacks against fortifications.
This animation demonstrates Sir Isaac Newton's three laws of motion that laid the foundation for classical mechanics.
According to Homer’s epic, Odysseus’ Stratagem caused the loss of Troy.