Topiary Gardens in Rome

Durin the 1st Century, in Rome, Topiary Gardens began appearing. According to Pliny the Elder (historian and scientist) a Topiary Garden (known in latin as Romora Tonsilis) is the Art of Shaping Shrubs and/or Hedges. Continue reading

First Sports Arena Disaster on Record

During the reign of Emperor Antonius Pius (138-161 CE), Roman records claim that in 150 CE, the Circus Maximus collapsed during a gladiatorial event, killing some 1,162. Continue reading

Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment

Michelangelo's The Last Judgment, was painted in a fresco on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican in Rome, Italy. Continue reading

Swiss Guards uniforms designed by Michelangelo

Michelangelo during the mid-16th century designed a military uniform for the Swiss Guards, Continue reading

First book created in 1st Century Rome

Books started to be created during the 1st Century Rome. Written in Latin, the book was about the Macedonian wars. Continue reading

Apartment Houses for Workers

Apartment houses were built of mud bricks for the purpose of housing labourers in Rome and its Port City of Ostia (now modern Italy). Continue reading

Organized Police Force … around for over 2000 years

Believe it or not, but Organized Police Forces have been around for over 2000 years, circa 6 CE. Continue reading

Brassiere before the Modern Bra

Roman women of the 1st Century wore Mamillare (Brassiere) long before the modern bra, which was created in 1912 by a Parisian Designer by the name of Madame Cadolle. Continue reading

Highly Polished Metal in making of Full Length Mirrors

Rome during the first century made Full-length mirrors of highly polished metal, Silver was preferred (other metal were used) due to it reflective ability to reflect true colours. Continue reading

Public Bathing a Roman Practice

The Romans practiced wide scale public bathing. The evidence still exists today, those that still exist were once within the Roman Empire, even though today they may not be within Italy. Continue reading