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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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • Santi Luca e Martina (Rome, Italy)
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