10 Most Impressive Roman Monuments Still Standing

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At its zenith, the Roman Empire stretched from Morocco and Portugal in the west all the way to Egypt and Armenia in the east. Founded in 27 BC, the empire and its later continuation finally collapsed in 1453 AD when the great city of Constantinople was lost to the Ottomans. Due to the vast territory it encompassed and the incredible number of years it endured, the Roman Empire left behind a host of impressive monuments. While their heyday has long gone, these now act as important historical landmarks and popular tourist attractions.


37 thoughts on “10 Most Impressive Roman Monuments Still Standing

  1. For centuries the Romans strode across the "known world" like a Colossus. Their empire is now long gone with only relics and ruins for tourists to gape at. So much for Roman "exceptionalism". You may draw your own conclusions…

  2. Terrific. Great video, and thanks. These structures have withstood centuries of weather, pilfering for building materials, and the ravages of wars.
    Now…. how do you think these huge structures were built?
    Wait for it…
    Slave labor.
    That’s right. By slaves. The Romans regularly used males captured in war or simply taken from regions not part of the Empire, shipped them around the Empire, and used them to build the amazing structures that we marvel at today. Oh sure, there were building contractors, just as there are today, but the labor force? Slaves.
    Don’t get this confused with structures built by the Army like Hadrian’s Wall in Britain, and the outlying nodes of their incredible road networks. Those projects were assigned to the Legions. But the majority of the enormous temples, aqueducts, arenas, and other structures? By slaves.
    So hey, “Progressives”, get busy tearing down everything Roman you can get your hands on, and cancel the entire history of Rome.

  3. What is amazing is the Roman economy at the time would have been massive to be able to finance and construct projects like we see here , the skills and trades on hand to do these massive construction projects would have been impressive back then and equally impressive today .

  4. I remember being a kid and learning about the Roman empire. It was normally taught the fall was due to dissension, attacks from other empires/nations etc.
    However what I am seeing more recently discussed, which is probably more accurate, is that environmental factors weakened the empire, then making it susceptible to invasion. i.e. drought and ensuing famine. A society cannot function without water. No crops, no food.

  5. What about Trier Germany ? I spent 2 years outside Trier with the Army , 1984- 86 . Trier celebrated its 2000th birthday in 84 . Every time they knocked down a building there , they find Roman ruins and the state takes over and preserves that sight. The Port De Negro is still standing ( Main gate ) . There is also an Amphitheater two blocks from my girls home . I went back in 2017 to see my girlfriend from Butzweiler who now lives and was born in Trier. There is an old Roman mine outside Butzweiler that has its entrances barred. I wanted to move there and I have a Roman Centurions uniform at home ( Check my face book page ) . My son is named after Julius Caesar and my grandson's name is Roman. I have a 4000 1/72 scale plastic Roman Army ( a legion ) I have collected since I was young ( I'm going on 70 ). I am now painting 1/32 scale Romans for my grandson who is 15 months old and will inherit my Legion . I am a record producer and my production company Logo is " 10th Legion Equestris Productions " " Victus Romanus " & Make Rome Great again !

  6. Il più grande e glorioso impero della storia; Roma ha conquistato, dominato, costruito e civilizzato; la grandezza, la potenza, la magnificenza e la gloria di ROMA EST AETERNA, ROMA INVICTA ET LUX MUNDI 💪💪💯

  7. Arena Verona, Italy
    Roman Walls Lugo, Spain
    Porta Nigra Trier, Germany
    Maison Carrée Nimes, France
    Curia Julia Rome, Italy
    Aula Palatina Trier, Germany
    Roman Theatre Orange, France
    Les Arenes amphitheater Arles, France
    Amphitheater Aspendos, Turkey
    Roman bridge Merida, Spain
    City + Septimius Severus Arch Leptis Magna, Libya
    City Heculaneum, Italy
    City Pompei, Italy

  8. i watched the video and i like it one hand but other hand i have been surprised since i had expected Hagia Sophia in Istanbu would be in first three but even there was not in the list. Did you missed or you assumed it is not a monument. Any way good work and thx

  9. you show a lot or arena….. and you dont show the most preserved arena in the world ?…
    Nimes and Arles in France have the most preserved roman Arena. 2000 years after their construction they are still used for spectacles

  10. I was fortunate enough to visit the Roman Aqueduct in Segovia. It is a huge masterpiece of Roman engineering. I was awestruck by its' size. It is a beautiful structure.

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