Well-Preserved Roman Ruins

Here is a list of the most well-preserved incredible roman ruins


The Colosseum is an oval amphitheater in the center of the city of Rome, Italy, just east of the Roman Forum. It is the largest ancient amphitheater ever built, and is still the largest standing amphitheater today, despite its age.

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The ancient underground tunnels of Rome’s famed Colosseum have opened to the public

The undergrounds were not built together with the upper part of the Colosseum but later, under the importer Domitian, second son of Vespasian, thus putting an end to the naumachia, the games that reproduced naval battles.
Consisting of a large central passage along the major axis and twelve curvilinear corridors, in the hypogea of ​​the Colosseum there were the freight elevators that allowed the machinery or animals used in the games to get on the arena and which were probably housed in a series of environments service along the perimeter wall. To raise the scenic materials to the surface from the undergrounds, articulated systems with counterweights and inclined planes were used, of which the holes in the paving of the corridors are still visible today.

Pula Arena

The Pula Arena is a Roman amphitheatre located in Pula, Croatia. It is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre to have four side towers entirely preserved. It was constructed between 27 BC and AD 68, and is among the world’s six largest surviving Roman arenas.

Pula Arena

A football match was played in the ancient Roman Amphitheater, in Pula, Croatia. There used to be gladiator fights, and today it’s football.

On July 8th, 2019; a match was played between FC Bayern München legends and Vatreni Legends.

Pont du Gard

The Pont du Gard is an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge built in the first century AD to carry water over 50 km to the Roman colony of Nemausus. It crosses the river Gardon near the town of Vers-Pont-du-Gard in southern France.

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Amphitheater of El Djem

The amphitheatre was built around 238 AD in Thysdrus, located in the Roman province of Africa Proconsularis in present-day El Djem, Tunisia. It is one of the best-preserved Roman stone ruins in the world and is unique in Africa. Like other amphitheatres in the Roman Empire, it was built for spectator events and is one of the most giant amphitheatres in the world. The estimated capacity is 35,000, and the sizes of the big and the small axes are respectively 148 metres (486 ft) and 122 metres (400 ft). The amphitheatre is built of stone blocks, located on flat ground, and is exceptionally well conserved.

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Diocletian’s Palace

Diocletian’s Palace is an ancient palace built for the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century AD, which today forms about half the old town of Split, Croatia. While it is referred to as a “palace” because of its intended use as the retirement residence of Diocletian, the term can be misleading as the structure is massive and more resembles a large fortress: about half of it was for Diocletian’s personal use, and the rest housed the military garrison.

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Library of Celsus

The Library of Celsus is an ancient Roman building in Ephesus, Anatolia, now part of Selçuk, Turkey. The building was commissioned in the 110s A.D. by a consul, Gaius Julius Aquila, as a funerary monument for his father, former proconsul of Asia Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, and completed during the reign of Hadrian, sometime after Aquila’s death. The library is considered an architectural marvel and is one of the only remaining examples of a library from the Roman Empire. The Library of Celsus was the third-largest library in the Roman world behind only Alexandria and Pergamum, believed to have held around twelve thousand scrolls.

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Tower of Hercules

The Tower of Hercules is the oldest extant lighthouse known. It has an ancient Roman origin on a peninsula about 2.4 km from the centre of A Coruña, Galicia, in north-western Spain. Until the 20th century, it was known as the Farum Brigantium.

Tower of Hercules

Aqueduct of Segovia

The Aqueduct of Segovia is a Roman aqueduct in Segovia, Spain. It is one of the best-preserved elevated Roman aqueducts and the foremost symbol of Segovia, as evidenced by its presence on the city’s coat of arms. The aqueduct is built of unmortared, brick-like granite blocks.

Aqueduct of Segovia