Support Provided ByLearn More

Colosseum Building Blocks

The Colosseum was built in just several years due to a clever use of repeating arches.
Publish Date: Topic: Ancient WorldsAncient WorldsNova

The most distinctive symbol of ancient Rome is the Colosseum, a massive undertaking completed in just several years due to a clever innovation: repeating Roman arches.

Support Provided ByLearn More

Explore More

National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by Draper. Major funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers. Additional funding is provided by the NOVA Science Trust.