Be an eyewitness to the remarkable story of Ancient Rome -- from its vast empire and astounding engineering feats to the menu at a Roman dinner party and merciless gladiator fights. See a legionary's sword and dagger. Find out why Roman baths were so popular. Discover how "sea battles" were staged in the Colosseum. A photo essay documenting ancient Rome and the people who lived there as revealed through the many artifacts they left behind, including shields, swords, tools, toys, cosmetics, and jewelry.