Roman architecture took off right where the esteemed builders from ancient Greece left after the decline of Greek civilization. But unlike their predecessors, the Roman architecture gave far more priority to the practicality of their architectural designs. It was a major diversion from the contemporary practice which gave primary focus to a structure’s exterior design and aesthetic appeal. The Greeks, Persians and Egyptians before them had a number of monumental architectures, but their magnificence was limited to the exterior only. With the discovery of concrete, arches, and other engineering marvels during the ancient Roman era, the Roman builders could now build majestic architectures with internal structures that were previously deemed impractical and impossible. Here is a list of top 10 magnificent ancient Roman architectures that [&hellip

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Born on July 20, 356 B.C., in Pella, Macedonia, Alexander was son of King Philip II of Macedon and Queen Olympia. A clever tactician and successful general, he went undefeated in battles for an unprecedented period of over 15 years – a period of time in which he led his army in numerous victories. He died fairly young for someone who had conquered most of the known world. But even in that short period of time, from his ascension to the throne of Macedonia to this death, he accomplished far more than the biggest of the names in history did in their entire lifetime. Looking back at the life of arguably the most influential ruler in history, here is a list of top 10 facts [&hellip

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Ancient Romans were not as much into philosophy and teaching as the preceding Greeks, but they absolutely loved finding new ways of entertainment in their otherwise mundane lives. Today, even the thought of gladiators beating each other to death in an impressively huge arena full of enthusiastic audience would create unprecedented outrage among people. In fact, it would truly reflect the modern perception of much popular gladiator fights in ancient Rome. But regardless of the short life expectancy, being a gladiator was in many ways one of the most glamorous profession in ancient Rome. The gladiator battles would draw thousands of spectators, including the biggest of names in contemporary Roman elites. In an attempt to recognize the most popular of these ancient Roman athletic superstars, [&hellip

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The ancient Egypt was one of the most advanced civilization for almost 3000 years. It started out as small settlements on the banks of river Nile, settlements grew into respective kingdoms. These kingdoms were then united into the Kingdom of ancient Egypt around 3100 BC. From there, began the tale of a civilization whose architecture and artifacts remain flawless to this day, giving testimony to once thriving kingdom and its culture. The ancient Egyptians made significant advances in art, architecture and lifestyle that kept them progressive and prosperous for ages. And without a doubt, Egyptians were the best builders. They built the majestic pyramids that set as a remarkable landmark till now. But ancient Egypt is not known for its pyramids only, there are many [&hellip

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Ancient Rome lies in the cradle of one of the biggest civilization in the human history. It started off as a small town on the bank of the Tiber River in central Italy, at the beginning of the eighth century BC. Soon, after countless wars and military campaigns, it encompassed the entire continental Europe around the Mediterranean basin, all of Britain, and a huge part of western Asia and northern Africa. Even more interesting are the various facts and facets about the Roman civilization and the lifestyle of ancient Roman people. From the spectacular battles of gladiators, to the elaborate dinner parties, to the famous and infamous emperors – a walk through the Roman history is always an amusing experience. Here is the list of [&hellip

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