Contemporary Olympics were inspired by the Greeks. Learn the real story of the Greek Olympics and discuss the similarities and differences between the Ancient and Contemporary Olympics.
Early Roman Christians were forced to practice their religion underground in catacombs. The catacombs
of St. Callixtus are some of the finest and most important. Explore
the Catacombs and discuss the layout and decoration of these catacombs.
When Constantine the Great moved the capitol of Rome to Constantinople the world of art was to be influenced
by the Byzantine culture. Visit
the Byzantine Empire and discuss how it influenced the arts and culture of "New Rome."
Romanesque architecture used the rounded arch, barrel vault and the Latin cross plan. Explore
Romanesque architecture and select two buildings to compare and contrast. Make sure to note the characteristics
that are Romanesque on each building.
Gothic architecture used the pointed arch, flying buttresses and stained glass windows. Explore
Gothic architecture and select two buildings to compare and contrast. Make sure to note the characteristics
that are Gothic on each building.