Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

Trade and Empire

July 12, 2014

Trade and Empire
Trade and Empire by Macsen Wledig

 

Trade and Empire

“By the time the Emperor Hadrian entered the purple, Rome controlled a vast area stretching from northern Europe to the Middle East. Sea trade and transport were vital to the functioning of the Empire and so numerous ports sprung up along the coast of Britannia. On the Tyne side of Hadrian’s Wall the fort of Arbeia (now known as South Shields) grew into one such port and was the destination of many supply shipments to the wall.

Trading ships, such as the one depicted in this scene, were common visitors to Arbeia and came from all corners of the empire. A funeral monument found at the site tells us much about what this trade meant to the area. It is dedicated to a lady called Regina and is unique in Britain for its bilingual inscription, written in Latin and Palmyrene. The inscription reveals that Regina was of the Catuvellaunian tribe while her husband Barates, was a Palmyrene merchant living at Arbeia, which had attached to it a substantial civilian settlement. From Barates’ own funeral monument we know that he supplied military standards to the cohorts along the wall.

Despite being on the edge of the Empire, the civilian settlement at Arbeia must have been home to a diverse polyglot population. Thanks to the trade bought by the Empire’s many ships, people, ideas and symbols must have circulated frequently, making it lively and interesting place to live.”

Historical context given by Macsen Wledig and available here.

Roman Army Training Day

July 8, 2014

Training Day

September 11, 2013

Hadrian’s wall was a defensive fortification in Roman Britain to defend agains Scottish barbarians. Begun in AD 122, during the rule of emperor Hadrian, it was the first of two fortifications built across Great Britain.

LukeClarenceVan is the author of this marvelous construction where he shows a minor skirmish where a force of Scotsmen besiege the a gate with their most powerful war machine – the caber toss.

Hadrian's Wall

Roman temple

June 27, 2013

Apparently simple but very effective is the representation of a  Roman Temple built by lokosuperfluolegoman.

However, if we look closely we will find the great details such as the top of the columns, the micro detail of the top wall supported by the columns, the way how the roof was colored and the nice green door.

Roman Temple

Sacking of Colchester by Boudica

October 16, 2012

James Pegrum and Malravion assembled together several MOCs, including the Roman Colchester Theater, bringing to life this awesome roman layout describing an assault of enemy troops into the city.

Read more about this creation at James’s MocPages.

LEGO Colosseum

June 30, 2012

TheBrickMan is the author of one of the best historical recreations I have seen lately. The LEGO Colosseum has a huge amount of details and the mix of the past and present is phenomenal!

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LEGO Colosseum, originally uploaded by TheBrickMan.

War has come!

October 17, 2010

Valentin (aka Skalldyr) submit this great representation of the Roman invasions for the Mini Castle Contest at Classic Castle. The Roman soldiers are amazing! I loved the techniques he applied to build the spears and the Centurion’s helmet. Before ending the post, one last mention to the cool buildings including the temple’s fire.

See more pictures here.

 

Ave Caesar

September 10, 2010

Kaitain is building a colossal MOC of the ancient Roman Chariot Racing. He based his idea in the new LEGO Games and made this huge boardgame. He says that the MOC is a Work In Progress (WIP) and therefore History Bricks will follow his work until is complete :)

You may see more pictures and the making of the MOC here.

31 Incredible Examples of Lego Architecture

February 28, 2010

A friend of mine sent me the link to this nice post in the WebUrbanist that collects 31 examples of Lego Architecture. Since most of them are landmarks that belong to our human history, I though that HistoryBricks’ readers would  appreciate it :)

Read the full post here.

Microscale Colosseum

December 26, 2009

I found this creation on The Brothers Brick blog and is a microscale version of the Roman Colosseum made by rack911. The MOC is full illuminated with small lights which make a nice glow effect on the dark.

See the flickr gallery for more pictures.


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