The Roman Empire was vast. At its zenith, it included much of Europe, coastal northern Africa, the Balkans, Asia minor, and some parts of Mesopotamia and the Middle East. That's the modern-day equivalent of nearly 50 countries!
Discovering the Roman Empire's architectural legacy is one of the great pleasures of traveling. Browse the gallery and find out where to explore ancient Roman civilizations.
El Djem Amphitheater, El Djem, North Africa.
Spain - The Amphitheater of Mérida.
Jordan - The walled Greco-Roman settlement of Gerasa.
Cyprus - The ruins of ancient Kourion, located on the island's southwestern coast.
Italy - Ostia Antica, near Rome
Turkey - The Library of Celsus, Ephesus.
Italy - The Colosseum, Rome
Italy - Dionysiac frieze, Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii.
Spain - Aqueduct of Segovia
Italy - Wall mosaic in Herculaneum, Ercolano, Campania
Turkey - The ancient amphitheater in Hierapolis, Pamukkale.
Italy - The Amphitheater of Capua.
Croatia - The Pula Arena is the name given to the city's Roman amphitheater.
France - Pont Du Gard Bridge, Nimes.
Portugal - The Roman Temple of Évora, Alentejo, one of Portugal's must-see ancient sites.