Ancient Rome

Bronze statue of Hadrian

Roman emperor Hadrian and his journeys

Hadrian’s long second century rule, from CE 117 to 138, signifies a Roman Golden Age, a period of prosperity and peace managed astutely by...
Bust of Septimius Severus

The crisis of the Roman Empire and colonate

Most historians marked the year 180 AD, as the beginning of decline of the Roman Empire, and this was the moment when Marcus Aurelius...
Diocletian palace in Split (Croatia)

The policy of Diocletian in Roman Empire (284-305 AD)

In 284 AD, the army proclaimed Gaius Valerius Aurelius Diocletian (284 – 305 AD) for Roman Emperor. He was one of the most famous...
Relief made in bronze showing Constantine I and his Edict of Milan by artist Arrigo Minerbi 1948. Location: Milan Cathedral, first left door.

Roman emperor Constantine I and his policy towards Christianity

Diocletian tetrarchy and peaceful transfer of power after his withdrawal from Roman throne did not go as planned. Immediately after his withdrawal from the...
Division of Roman Empire 395AD

Emperor Theodosius and final division of the Roman Empire

After the death of Roman Emperor Valens, Theodosius I (379-395 AD) was elected as an Emperor of the eastern part of the Roman Empire....
Migrations of Germanic tribes (378-439). Source of Map: http://courses.wccnet.edu/~jrush/121outline10.html

Beginning of the “Barbarian” migrations into the territory of Roman Empire

On the border of the Roman Empire, along the banks of the rivers Rhine and Danube and in the great arc that stretches from...
Katsuren Castle in Okinawa Island

Romain coin dated in IV century AD discovered in Okinawa Island...

During the excavation in Katsuren Castle in Okinawa Island (Japan) archeologist unearthed bronze and copper coins. With x-ray analysis scientist revealed that one coin...
Paint showing scene from 455 AD when Vandals entered into Rome. Oil on canvas by Russian painter Karl Briullov (19 century). Source of image: http://www.art-catalog.ru/picture.php?id_picture=3761

Fall of the Western Roman Empire 476 AD

Eastern Roman Emperor Arcadius (395-408 AD) and Honorius (393-423 AD) as Western Roman Emperor did not really agree in politics. Arcadius even saw an...

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