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  • 1.The Roman Empire

2. Roman ruins in Spain 3. 27 BC 476 AD 4. The Empire had many important towns The towns had a similar plan with: A rectangular shape, surrounded by walls Two central roads And a central square 5. Roman Architecture Roman architecture was very practical and The Romans used stone, brick and concrete to make their buildings 6. Religious Buildings Temples- similar to Greek temples Tombs- the most impressive are the catacombs 7. Public Buildings --Buildings for entertainment: for example: theatres --Administrative buildings --Commemorative buildings: for example: triumphal arches 8. Sculpture A lot of Roman sculpture copied Greek sculpture. However, the Romans had two new types of sculpture: 1. The portrait: there were realistic masks for the dead 2. Historical reliefs decorated buildings 9. Roman mosaics decorated the floors.