Ostia Antica and its importance in Roman sea trading

The Romans were organised, truly organised in complex ways not seen again until at least the 18th and 19th centuries. Trade was vital to Ancient Rome. The empire cost a vast sum of money to run and trade brought in much of that money. The population of the city of Rome grew to over one […]

Seven Roman sites you might like...

I’ve clambered over, through or on a fair bit of Roman Europe. Let me share a few with you…

My first Roman mosaic floor, Ampurias/Empúries, Catalonia I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and touching. The tiny exquisite tile pieces, the faultless geometric patterns, the vast expanse of it and the stunning setting by the […]