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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 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]

  • Colosseum (Rome, Italy)
  • 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 Antoninus and Faustina (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
  • 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]

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