UNESCO says the "remains of the city, especially the temples where Hellenistic and Roman architecture
blend with Eastern decorative features, attest to the greatness of its civilisation." On Thursday, IS militants blew up a 12th century mosque, purportedly because it contained a tomb.
Here are five principles of Roman architecture
that urban planners from Eugene or Springfield - or any city, for that matter - can apply to make their cities more beautiful and enduring:
So Spall studied -- still life, real life, drawing in all its forms, even Greek and Roman architecture
. "I even started reading about Goethe's theory of light,'' he says.
Christine Bleakley and historian Dr Michael Scott (both left) hop in a helicopter to give us a view of what life was like at the time, and how Roman architecture
has left a lasting legacy.
Christine Bleakley and historian Dr Michael Scott (both above) hop in a helicopter to give us a view of what life was like at the time and how Roman architecture
has left a lasting legacy.
Upon arriving in the city centre, there's so much to see, from the breathtaking Roman architecture
of the city's buildings and walls, to the serene, sprawling woodlands a short car trip to the south.
The immense ruins of Roman architecture
still standing, stripped of their marble facing, reveal their interiors constructed largely of brick and concrete.
But let's not ask Telfer his opinion this week on Italian war history, fine wines, Roman architecture
or the flooding defence systems in Venice.
Sofia itself reflects the fact that it stands at the crossroads of civilisations a here you will find classic Greek and Roman architecture
alongside shiny gold domed cathedrals influenced by the Russians.
STUNNING ACHIEVEMENT The imposing Colosseum is considered to be one of the greatest works of Roman architecture
and could hold 50,000 people
French Empire was a 19th century Parisian take on classical Greek and Roman architecture
that matured after Napoleon drew inspiration from places like Italy and Egypt.
According to Van Pelt et al,  Roman Architecture
for instance influenced Islamic architecture particularly in the field of stone columns.
The author inflates Punic influence on Greek and Roman architecture
and claims that Punic religion strongly influenced the development of the iconic Greek Hercules and the famous Herculean Way.
In short synopses of buildings and themes that include the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the possible influence of Etruscan sepulchres on Alberti, and early Renaissance concepts of different eras of Roman architecture
, Tanner proposes the importance of these early models in considering the broad influence and meaning of Bramante's great church.