Evidence in Italy

Near Capitoline Hill is a prison that may dates back to the 7th Century BC and King Ancus (640 – 616 BC).  At least that is what a Roman historian by the name of Livy (59 BC – 17 AD) suggests.  It consisted of two...

Of all the buildings from the ancient Roman Empire, there is none more impressive than the Colosseum.  Vespasian began construction on the sports arena in 72 AD. “The Colosseum was started in the aftermath of Nero's extravagance and the rebellion by the Jews in Palestine against...

In 66 AD, Jewish Zealots rebelled against Roman occupation of Judea.  Vespasian was dispatched by Rome to crush the rebellion. In one of the most brutal wars of antiquity, Rome fought against Judea and eventually laid siege to Jerusalem.   Prior to the sacking of Jerusalem,...

The original Temple built on the site was meant to commemorate Rome’s victory over Cleopatra and Antony at Actium.  A Roman magistrate named Marcus Agrippa sponsored the construction between 27 and 25 BC by. He had commanded the Roman Fleet during the battle and...

Etruscan kings ruled Rome until 509 BC, when it became a republic.  These kings were given over to engineering pursuits in their own right.  One such endeavor was the Roman Forum.   In the valley found between Capitoline, Palatine, and Esquiline Hills, there was a marsh.  To...