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Ancient architecture, ruins

Casa Romuli

Casa Romuli (Via Sacra) are ancient ruins. The legend goes that the twins Romulus and Remus were nurtured by a she-wolf on the Palatine hill. Here Romulus killed his twin brother and founded a settlement that would eventually become Rome. Hut remnants of 9th century BC and holes left by supporting poles were found on the hill, therefore to some extent supporting the legend.

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Forum Boarium

The Forum Boarium (Piazza della Bocca della Verita) is the district of Rome stretching from the Tiber embankment to the southern slope of the Capitoline hill. Here the first Roman harbour and the first cattle forum were located. Close to the river, in the shadow of pines, the old temples of 2nd century BC are still standing, looking astonishingly well-preserved. A rectangular building, formerly known as the temple of Fortuna Virilis, is dedicated to Portunus, the god of rivers and ports. Another building with a pedestal still has a portico with four ionic pillars and twelve semi pillars in the wall of the sanctuary, where an image of god was to be found. In the 9th century AC this temple was christened as the church of Saint Mary of Egypt. A third medium-sized circular temple was devoted to Hercules. It is constructed from marble blocks and surrounded by twenty ionic pillars.

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Appian Way

The construction of the road on Via Appia Antica was begun in 312 BC by the decree of Appius Claudius Caecus. In 190 BC the road reached the ports of Taranto and Brindisi. Many funerary processions walked along the Appian Way, including the funerary procession of the dictator Sulla (78 BC) and the emperor Augustus (14 AC). Along here, in 56 AC Roman guards escorted Saint Peter to Rome. At the spot where Saint Peter, after escaping from Rome, met Christ, stands a church “Domini Quo Vadis” (“Where are you going?”). At the both sides of the road were stretches of burials: only the families of patricians deserved an honour of being buried here. Scipiones owned family crypts at the side of the Appian Way. The first portion of the road is called the street of Porta San Sebastiano. At the very beginning of the road are located the famous Baths of Caracalla constructed by Septimius Severus in 206 AC and opened by his son Caracalla in 217 AC. The baths could accommodate 1600 persons simultaneously.

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Colosseum

Today the Colosseum can be found on the piazza del Colosseo. The amphitheatre was commissioned in 72 AC by the decree of the emperor Vespasian to replace the old palace of Nero. The gilded bronze statue of Colossus, standing nearby, gave the Colosseum its name. The Colosseum could accommodate 5500 spectators simultaneously, who took seats according to their social status. To make sure the gigantic crowds moved smoothly, the Colosseum was provided with the whole system of internal passageways, stairs, complicated mechanisms and cages under the arena. Many architects drew inspiration from the tiers of Colosseum.

Apartments in Rome, close to the Colosseum and other monuments.

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The Roman Forum

At the bottom of the Capitoline hill lies the Roman Forum, in the past an important political and social hub of Rome. At the beginnings of the Empire the Forum used to be a chaotic place where grocery markets and whorehouses bordered with holy temples and the senate. In the 2nd century BC the Romans decided on having something more dignified for the centre of their civilization, and the markets were replaced by basilicas, where deals were struck and court cases heard. The Forum remained a ceremonial center of Rome during the Empire. The emperors constantly renovated the old structures and erected new temples and monuments. The Colosseum and the Imperial for a can also be found here. Above the Forum lies the Palatine hill, a place where Rome was founded.

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