Friday, April 15, 2011

Foro Romano

The next day we undertook both the Forum and the adjoining Palatine Hill, which I will treat in separate posts.
The Arch of Titus, commemorating...

Victory over the Jews (who resisted desperately in the 1st

One of my favorite views, the ruins of a late empire
basilika, actually just one of its wings...a domed building
the size of a football field

Looking up toward the Palatine Hill

Remains of the temple of the Vestal Virgins

In the sanctuary of the Vestal Virgins

Site where Julius Caesar's body was cremated; evidently some
people are still grieving

Looking toward the Temple of Saturn, the Arch of Septimius

One of the later Senate buildings

The Arch of Septimius Severus

Remains of the Temple of Saturn

Looking back to the Arch of Titus, across the length of the

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