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Site of the Cloaca Maxima

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published on 26 April 2012
The site of the main sewer, called the Cloaca Maxima located in the Forum Romanum. Believed to be drained around 600 BCE by Tarquinius Priscus, the draining of the area between the Palatine, Capitoline, Esquiline & the Viminal Hills led to the establishment of the Forum Romanum and helped to promote the growth of the city of Rome itself. One of the original... [continue reading]
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Detail of the Arch of Titus

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published on 26 April 2012
Detail shot of the Arch of Titus in the Forum Romanum.
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Terme di Caracalla

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published on 26 April 2012
Ruins of the Baths of Caracalla, Rome. Completed 235 CE.
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Terme di Caracalla

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published on 26 April 2012
Ruins of the Baths of Caracalla in Rome. Built around 215 CE.
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Theater of Marcellus

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published on 26 April 2012
The remains of the Theater of Marcellus & Temple of Apollo Sosianus. The theater, started by Julius Caesar and completed by Caesar Augustus it was the largest theater in Rome seating an estimated 14,000+ people
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Forum of Augustus

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published on 26 April 2012
The remains of the Forum of Augustus. Built by Caesar Augustus after his victory at Actium (probably around 20 BCE after the negotiated return of the standards lost by Marcus Licinius Crassus to the Parthians) it was built along with a temple to the God Mars Ultor.
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Basilica Aemilia

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published on 26 April 2012
The remains of the Basilica Aemilia. Originally built in 179 BC by the consuls Marcus Aemilius Lepidus and Marcus Fulvius Nobilor. The basilica was destroyed in AD 410 when the Visigoths sacked Rome.
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The Curia

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published on 26 April 2012
The Curia. The meeting house of the Senate of Rome. The present building was begun by Julius Caesar in 44 BCE and later completed and dedicated by Augustus Caesar around 29 BCE. The building was rebuilt around 238 CE by Diocletian.
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Floor of the Curia

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published on 26 April 2012
Detail of the mosaic floor of the Curia. Just inside the doors of the Curia in the Forum Romanum.
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Via Sacra

by C Ludwig
published on 26 April 2012
Rubble strewn Via Sacra near the Rostra. On right side can be seen the remains of the Basilica Julia & off in the distance the three famous columns of the remain's of the Temple of Castor & Pollux
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Door of The Temple of Divus Romulus

by C Ludwig
published on 26 April 2012
Temple of Divus Romulus, built in the 4th century AD. The building is mostly intact due to it being converted into the present day church Santi Cosma e Damiano. The large well-preserved bronze door is original.
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Detail of marble-work

by C Ludwig
published on 26 April 2012
Located in the Forum Romanum, the picture illustrates a broken piece of marble and the wonderfully preserved condition of the stonemason's handiwork. Not sure where this piece came from originally but its remains were located in the vicinity between the Basilica Julia and the Rostra
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Trajans Market

by C Ludwig
published on 26 April 2012
Remains of Emperor Trajan's market in the ruins of the imperial forums.
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Temple of Vesta

by C Ludwig
published on 26 April 2012
Temple of Vesta. This was the location of the eternal flame which was kept burning at all times. Vestals would vow an oath of service & chastity for a period of 30 years to the Goddess Vesta. Vestals had rank and privilege in Roman Society even so far as allowing Vestals to commune a prisoner's sentence. This was one of the most sacred spots in Ancient... [continue reading]
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Arch of Titus

by C Ludwig
published on 26 April 2012
The arch of Titus in the Forum Romanum
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