The Roman Empire was a mighty force in ancient times. At its peak, Rome had thousands of residents, impressive buildings and monuments, and lavish ceremonies. It was truly the centre of the world. Learn all about that exciting period in history by reading the stories of great Roman emperors, their struggles for power, and the ins and outs of life in ancient Rome. Then, construct a detailed model of the Colosseum. This amphitheatre, a great symbol of the empire, can still be visited today.