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Ancient Roman Architecture Quiz

Ancient Roman structures in Europe, Africa and Asia. Can you recognize them all? 12 Questions.

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One of the main landmarks of Rome. What's the name of this amphitheatre in the centre of the Eternal City?

  • Aqua Claudia
  • Circus Maximus
  • Colosseum
  • Theatre of Marcellus

Question 2 Photo

These Roman apartment buildings could be up to seven storeys high. What were they called?

  • Aediculae
  • Domus
  • Insulae
  • Spolia

Question 3 Photo

This is the Arch of Septimius Severus in Leptis Magna. In what modern-day country can you find this structure?

  • Bulgaria
  • France
  • Lebanon
  • Libya

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Built in circa 126 AD, this is one of the best-preserved Roman temples in the Eternal City. What's the name of this beautiful building with its magnificent dome?

  • Ara Pacis
  • Basilica of Maxentius
  • Pantheon
  • Saint Peter's Basilica

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This Roman lighthouse in Spain is thought to be modeled after the lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the original Seven Wonders of the World. What's the name of this almost 1900 years old tower?

  • Galicia Tower
  • Hatteras Lighthouse
  • Lusitania Lighthouse
  • Tower of Hercules

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This was the northern city gate of Augusta Treverorum (now Trier, Germany). What's its name?

  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Hadrian's Gate
  • Porta Nigra
  • Romanum Gate

Question 7 Photo

What's the name of this famous Roman aqueduct in Spain?

  • Aqua Augusta
  • Aqueduct of Segovia
  • Caesarea Maritima
  • Pont du Gard

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North of the Forum Romanum, this victory column was completed in 113 AD. What's its name?

  • Caesar's Column
  • Column of Constantine
  • Nelson's Column
  • Trajan's Column

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This Roman temple of Bacchus is larger than the Parthenon in Greece. Where is it located?

  • Alexandria, Egypt
  • Baalbek, Lebanon
  • Cordoba, Spain
  • Nimes, France

Question 10 Photo

This lighthouse is the one remaining of two Roman lighthouses in Portus Dubris. In what modern English town is it located?

  • Dover
  • Lympne
  • Norfolk
  • Richborough

Question 11 Photo

The seat of the imperial Senate in Rome. What's its name?

  • Atrium Vestae
  • Curia Julia
  • Regia
  • Rostra

Question 12 Photo

The Bridge of Valerian was built by Roman prisoners of war in the 3rd century AD. In what modern-day country can you find this structure?

  • Greece
  • Iran
  • Romania
  • Turkey