That’s a famous saying, right? As a kid, I just thought it had something to do with how pervasive the Roman Empire was and how much influence my ancestors had over the world during their long reign. I didn’t realize that it meant they left behind tourist attractions all over the world.
For instance, we went to Nîmes, France. Besides the fact it is the home of denim (de Nîmes), there’s a great colosseum:
There is la Maison Carrée, one of the best preserved Roman temples:
In Arles, France, we found another colosseum:
A piece of the temple incorporated into “modern” buildings:
And the ruins of the forum:
Then, in Amman, Jordan, we found an amphitheater:
and other ruins
In Jerash, north of Amman, we found some fantastic ruins:
Along the Syrian border, we visited Umm Qais:
Bella saw very similar sites in Turkey. I’ll talk her into writing about them one day.
Speaking of roads, here is the real Roman road in Narbonne, France:
Anyway, you have to hand it to the Romans. They sure did make the world a better place. Time to go visit some more. How about Ethiopia?