Keeping the barbarians at bay. Ancient Rome in the third century AD faced some of its toughest challenges. Luckily, rulers like Aurelian were up to the challenge. He crushed the breakaway kingdoms in the West and East, and he constructed a massive wall circuit around Rome (12 miles!) in a mere five years to protect the city from invasion. Over time, the height of the walls and gates was dramatically increased. Today you can walk the walls and explore the history of this- Rome's largest ancient monument- in Porta San Sebastiano- and ascend to the top of the tower. Look out toward the countryside, at times filled with barbaric hordes at the gates! The wall was a deterrent, but finally in AD 410 Rome was sacked for the first time in 800 years! #meetrome #ancientromelive #recycledhistory #discoverMiC @museiincomune @olloclip
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  • dariusaryadigsKeeping the barbarians at bay. Ancient Rome in the third century AD faced some of its toughest challenges. Luckily, rulers like Aurelian were up to the challenge. He crushed the breakaway kingdoms in the West and East, and he constructed a massive wall circuit around Rome (12 miles!) in a mere five years to protect the city from invasion. Over time, the height of the walls and gates was dramatically increased. Today you can walk the walls and explore the history of this- Rome's largest ancient monument- in Porta San Sebastiano- and ascend to the top of the tower. Look out toward the countryside, at times filled with barbaric hordes at the gates! The wall was a deterrent, but finally in AD 410 Rome was sacked for the first time in 800 years! #meetrome #ancientromelive #recycledhistory #discoverMiC @museiincomune @olloclip

  • mommamelissadGot on the wrong bus out of Termini one day and wound up following the walls for quite a bit. Their sheer size always touched me, loved living with history a fingertip away! @dariusaryadigs
  • scottameyer@meghanxkelly This feed might be a fun preview for your trip this summer.
  • thatguytimBoom! How do you like the new lenses?
  • vedobevoGreat post! Didn't know about that this . The glory that was/is Rome
  • meghanxkelly@scottameyer awesome!! i just followed thanks😊🇮🇹
  • touristoffice👉 super 👈
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