The Roman Colosseum Has a Twin in Tunisia: Discover the Amphitheater of El Jem, One of the Best-Preserved Roman Ruins in the World; Open Culture — All About World Heritage Sites

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The Roman Colosseum Has a Twin in Tunisia: Discover the Amphitheater of El Jem, One of the Best-Preserved Roman Ruins in the World; Open Culture — All About World Heritage Sites

Six things you must do in Aachen, the closest German city to Britain; Patrick Steele; Daily Mail — All About World Heritage Sites

Photo: 4CornersImages You can reach Aachen, known as the Spa of Kings, in less than four hours by rail, says Patrick Steele. So it’s all aboard for a destination famous for a Holy Roman Emperor’s treasure, fine dining and, er, a biscuit. Source: Six things you must do in Aachen, the closest German city to […]

Six things you must do in Aachen, the closest German city to Britain; Patrick Steele; Daily Mail — All About World Heritage Sites

26 April AD 121- Future Philosopher-Emperor Marcus Aurelius is born (#Hadrian1900) — FOLLOWING HADRIAN

Happy 1900th birthday, Marcus Aurelius! 🎉 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus was born on 26 April 121 in Rome during the reign of Hadrian to an aristocratic family of Italo-Hispanic origin, the gens Annia. The family had settled in the southern Spanish province of Baetica, in the small town of Ucubi (modern-day Espejo), a few miles southeast……

26 April AD 121- Future Philosopher-Emperor Marcus Aurelius is born (#Hadrian1900) — FOLLOWING HADRIAN

Happy Birthday Rome–You Were Almost Remora! — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

This passage from Ennius is preserved in Cicero’s De Divinatione 1.48 “They were struggling over whether the city would be called Roma or Remora. And worry about which one of them would rule infected all men. They were awaiting the word as when the consul wishes to give the signal And all men eagerly look…

Happy Birthday Rome–You Were Almost Remora! — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE