The Ara Pacis stood within an enclosure that is elaborately and finely sculpted entirely in Luna marble, and depicts scenes of traditional Roman piety, in which the Emperor and his family were portrayed in the act of offering sacrifices to the gods.
Reconstruction of a Roman peristylum (peristyle) and peristylium (courtyard) at Pompeii. A peristyle is a columned porch or open colonnade in a building surrounding a court that may contain an internal garden.
The ancient cities of Lycia on the Teke Peninsula of Turkey. Evidence of civilization and city building remains exist from the century BCE to the century BCE. The Lycian League, comprised of 23 cities, is the first known democratic federation in history.