Reconstruction of the Roman Forum. It is a vast complex of baths, theaters, temples, racetracks, and libraries. Very crowded. Apartment living: 45,000 apartment blocks (height controlled by law for safety). Forum is an open space for public use. At the foot of the Capitoline and Palatine Hills.
The Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus is one of the most important temples of ancient Rome. Dedicated in 509, the year of the founding of the Republic, it featured a transitional architectural style between the frontally-oriented Etruscan design and the full peristyles of Greek temples. At least as interesting is that this picture shows an early vision of Rome before it was a major city. Eventually the Capitoline hill would be overrun with buildings.
The Arch of Trajan is an ancient Roman triumphal arch in Benevento, southern Italy. It was erected to celebrate emperor Trajan across the Via Appia, at its entrance in the city. The arch was built between 114 and 117.
Roman Basilicas: Plan
Description of work: The caption reads: Roman Basilica Plans. Fig. 1. The Basilica Julia, Rome. Fig. 2. The Basilica of Constantine, Rome. Fig. 3. The Basilica, Pompeii. Fig. 4. Basilica Ulpia, Rome. Fig. 5. The Basilica, Timgad. Fig. 6. The Basilica, Silchester (Porter, Arthur. Medieval Architecture: its Origins and Development, with lists of monuments and bibliographies. 2 vols. New York: Baker and Taylor Company, 1909. Vol. 1 Ill. 22) Work type: Architecture and Landscape Source: Porter…
Leptis Magna Arch of Septimus Severus. The sands of time have preserved the Roman city of Leptis Magna, an ancient seaport in what is now Libya. It is one of the best preserved Roman cities in the Mediterranean.
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Top 10 Discoveries of 2011 - Gladiator Gym Goes Virtual - Carnuntum, Austria
Ground-penetrating radar technology has allowed an international team of researchers to both identify a ludus (gladiator school) at the Roman city of Carnuntum in Austria and bring it before the public in an unprecedented way.