At the apogee of the Roman Empire, its territory extended over more than five million square kilometers, between Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Rome exercised power over a population of more than 70 million people, which equated to roughly 21% of the world population at the time. In fact, as we have already shown in another article, all roads led to the city of Rome.The great seat of the empire and the material and immaterial heritage left by it is immeasurable, and even today researchers seek to understand its full impact on the current world.
From the beginning of its expansion in the 6th century BC until its fall in the year 476 AD, the legacy left by the Romans encompasses areas such as law, plastic arts, Latin (which originated many different languages), systems of government, and, importantly, architecture.Architecture has the potential to symbolize power, wealth and greatness.
The Roman Empire used its buildings to convey this notion through its temples, markets, government buildings, baths, bridges, and aqueducts. The remains of the buildings are a testament to the technology that dominated the period, as well as the power and resources of the Empire’s glory days.