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Ancient Rome

Bringing Ancient History to Life

Photograph by National Geographic Channel/Kent Eanes

The Roman Empire once dominated the Western world and stayed intact for almost 700 years. Today, over 2,000 years later, ancient Rome's influence is still seen in art, architecture, engineering, language, literature, law, and religion. In March 2015, National Geographic Channel will chronicle the life of Jesus through the retelling of the intense political, social, and historical conflicts during the Roman Empire that ultimately led to his death.


This collection of educational content looks at this time period in ancient Rome through the lens of issues around citizenship, technology, government, culture, language, and geography. Use these resources to dig deeper into relevant world history and human geography topics.



Art in the Ancient World

Classical Coloring Pages

Download, print, and color statues and buildings from ancient Greece and Rome.

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As Seen on NG

Find all of our media-rich educational resources created to support National Geographic television shows, films, magazine articles, and exploration.