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  • Engravings by Piranesi (Other Images Sources)

    Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) was an Italian engraver. He was famous even in his own times because of his very detailed and precise engravings of Rome in the 18th century, and especially for his pictures of the ancient ruins found in the city and surroundings … [Read more]

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  • Arch of Septimius Severus (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)

    The Arch of Septimius Severus (Arcus Septimii Severi) is a triumphal arch, erected in 203 CE to celebrate the victories of emperor Septimius Severus and his sons Caracalla and Geta in the wars against the Parthians and the Osroeni in 195 CE and 197 CE. It is located in the Forum Romanum between the Curia and the Rostra. It spans the Via Sacra on the route of the triumphal processions just before the ascent of the Capitoline Hill towards the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus … [Read more]

  • Arch of Titus (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)

    The Arch of Titus (Arcus Titi) is a triumphal arch that commemorates the victory of the emperors Vespasian and Titus in Judea in 70 CE, which lead to the conquest of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Jewish temple there, and the triumphal procession the two held in Rome in 71 CE. It is situated at the E. entrance to the Forum Romanum, on the Via Sacra, south of the Temple of Amor and Roma, close to the Colosseum … [Read more]

  • Central square (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)

    The central part of the forum formed an open square. This was the location of many public meetings in the last century of the Roman Republic, which were moved there from the Comitium. In the imperial period the square became a mostly monumental area, with ever more monuments put in … [Read more]

  • Column of Phocas (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)

    The Column of Phocas is located on the main square of the Forum Romanum, in front of the Rostra … [Read more]

  • Curia Julia (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)

    The Curia was the normal meeting place of the Senate and the Curia Julia (Curia Iulia) was the third meeting hall for the senate in the Forum Romanum. The Curia Julia is located on the main square of the Forum Romanum, on the ancient Comitium, between the Arch of Septimius Severus and the Basilica Aemilia … [Read more]

  • Forum Romanum (Rome, Italy)

    The Roman Forum (Forum Romanum) was the political and economical centre of Rome during the Republic. It emerged as such in the 7th century BCE and maintained this position well into the Imperial period, when it was reduced to a monumental area. It was mostly abandoned at the end of the 4th century … [Read more]

  • Temple of Castor and Pollux (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)

    The Temple of Castor and Pollux (Templum Castorum or Aedes Castoris) introduced the Greek cult of the dioscuri into Rome, in its very heart, the Forum Romanum, where it is located between Basilica Julia across the Vicus Tuscus, the Temple of Divus Julius, the Arch of Augustus and the Temple of Vesta … [Read more]

  • Temple of Saturn (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)

    The Temple of Saturn (Templum Saturni or Aedes Saturnus) is the oldest temple in the Forum Romanum, consecrated for the first time in c. 498 BCE. It is located in the W. end of the Forum, behind the Rostra and the Basilica Julia, across the Clivus Capitolinus from the Temple of Vespasian and Titus … [Read more]

  • Temple of Vespasian and Titus (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)

    The Temple of Vespasian and Titus (Templum Vespasiani et Titi) was built after the death of Vespasian in 79 CE, and dedicated to both Vespasian and Titus after the death of the latter just two years after. It is situated between the Temple of Concord and the Portico of the Dei Consentes, on the Clivus Capitolinus behind the Temple of Saturn … [Read more]

  • Via Sacra (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)

    The Via Sacra, the Sacred Road, connected some of the most important religious sites in the Forum Romanum, stretching from the summit of the Capitoline Hill to the area of the Colosseum … [Read more]

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