Roman Empire

Very much a work in progress.

The aim is to map out all the different aspects of the Roman Empire; Provinces, Cities & Towns, the Roman Army, Civic Buildings, Housing, Religious Buildings, Industry & Commerce, Entertainment Buildings and eventually the road network.

Any input or contributions are greatly appreciated.

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10 thoughts on “Roman Empire

  1. In the south of Netherlands – Veldhoven – has been found Roman buildings, water well and so on. More you can read and
    We are busy with an artproject we developed around the dolia out of Roman time, they found here in Zilverackers – Veldhoven – The Netherlands., more info:
    Succes with your project! Best regards, Aurelia

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  2. Susa was part of the Roman Empire under Trajan, as was Dumatha. The map should also show temporary conquests from other time periods. Conquests like those of Gallus during his expedition to Arabia Felix. Marcus Aurelius’ conquest of certain Germamic tribes (Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Hungarian plain).Roman expansion into Caledonia (all the way up to Inverness and the Orkney Islands). Roman expansion into germanía under Augustus all the way up to the Elbe River[ (including the Roman client state in Denmark) Tiberius did launch an expedition into Denmark and made client states of the tribes there]. Septimius Severus’ expansion into the Sahara desert in order to subdue the garamantes. Marcus Aurelius expedition/temporary expansion into Media (before his eventual withdrawal).


  3. This is a great idea. But the searchable map is missing Philippi- cite of a major battle in the civil war between Octavian, Marc Antony alliance and Brutus etc. Could you please locate Philippi on the map.


  4. Many thanks and congratulations for your work.

    A couple of points…

    At Amiens you only have an ampitheatre listed as far as I can tell. Amiens also became a center of sword and shield manufacturing in the Later Empire (after c. 300). [ref. The Roman Remains of Northern and Eastern France: A Guidebook (2003), p. 19

    On a technical note, I found it difficult to see the names of towns, which were obscured by their tags, particularly when zoomed out. So it might be an idea to super-impose the names of towns (unfilled so as to be partially transparent) over the tags. And possibly to be able to click on those names and see all the tags attached to them when you are zoomed out to the continental scale.

    Also, in many cases the features mentioned were only functional for part of the empire’s history. Therefore more dates would help students consulting the map to not be confused about when and under what circumstances the various regions acquired (and lost) their various features. I know this is a lot of work but it would really raise the map up to an academic-level resource that lecturers could tell their students to consult (and indeed consult themselves).

    Thanks again for your efforts and all the best.


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