Trajan

Sarmizegetusa and Subterfuge

Author: timetravelrome /

In the late to mid-40s A.D. Sarmizegetusa became the capital of Dacia under King Burebista. Perhaps the word fortress is more apt for the site. It consisted of six citadels, constructed on the top of a 1200 meter high mountain. The main fort lay on five terraces at the peak of the mountain. Civilian lodging spread across further systems of terraces below. It [...]

2019-07-11T17:52:37+00:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Hidden Gems|Tags: , , |

Who Were the 5 Best Emperors of Ancient Rome?

Author: timetravelrome /

In 1776, Edward Gibbon published his massive, six book, History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. In it he popularized Niccolò Machiavelli’s classification of the “Five Good Emperors.” Though a subjective opinion, the five emperors who took power via adoption stand out as wise and just rulers.  Their reigns marked the Golden Age of Rome. This post offers a short history [...]

2019-04-17T13:22:59+00:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , , , |