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“Ancient Rome Tourist Attractions”
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Rome is one large, ancient attraction for tourists. Stones from early sites later were used to build and decorate churches and palaces. Obelisks and columns were taken from ruins and placed atop Renaissance fountains. Statuary was dug up and displayed in museums and public squares. Often, it is hard to tell where ancient and modern begin and end. Still, despite

“Roman coliseum”

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The Roman coliseum was originally known as the "Flavian Amphitheater". It is a massive and huge building of the ancient Roman Empire. The Roman Emperor Vespasian initiated the construction of the Roman Coliseum in the year 70 AD. He was the founder of the Flavian dynasty. 

One of Rome's most famous buildings and monuments to the culture of the ancient Romans.

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The Colosseum was a place where a lot of people could sit and watch entertainment. The entertainment was mostly people killing animals, or people killing each other. It was almost exactly like a football stadium today. It was built of concrete  and marble and limestone.

4/21/12 • The amphitheater was mastered by the Greeks and was usually built into a hillside(s) thereby taking advantage of the natural slope of the banks to create seating which overlooked the lower arena .as was done with the Circus Maximus which sits in the valley between the Aventine and Palatine hills. height 48m (158 feet) and width 156m (512 feet).  The ancient Roman Colosseum was designed (as with so many other ancient Roman buildings) using the principle of the Arch. The ancient Roman Colosseum was the first freestanding amphitheater. The wall surrounding .  It has an elliptical (oval) plan with a length of 189m (620 feet). There are 80 entrance arches that run along the perimeter of the external and internal walls and many more also run to the center (like spokes from a bicycle wheel) creating the internal corridors and tunnels that run around the structure. The central area of the arena is 88m (287 ft) long and 55m (180 ft) wide.

4/21/12 “Rome Coliseum Exterior Back Ground View” .

4/21/12 Rome Coliseum Interior Floor Perspective .

4/21/12 Rome Coliseum Architecture and Arches .

4/21/12 Rome Coliseum from the City .

4/21/12 Rome Coliseum View Under the Stands .

4/21/12 Rome Coliseum Model .

• . the Palatine Hill on the south. The Velia was levelled in Antiquity.Roman Forum 4/21/12 • 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. The Forum Romanum is located in a valley between the Capitoline Hill on the west. It was mostly abandoned at the end of the 4th century. the Velia on the east and Quirinal Hill and the Esquiline Hill to the north.

the Temple of Saturn  and the Temple of Vesta. .4/21/12  The importance of the Forum area is indicated by the presence of many of the central political. Due to the political importance of the area there were also numerous honorary monuments. Major temples and sanctuaries in the Forum include the  Temple of Castor and Pollux. Commercial and judicial activities took place in the basilicas. and theComitium and the  Rostra. the Curia. The Regia was the residence of the kings. was the meeting place of the Senate. religious and judicial buildings in Rome. the two remaining are the Basilica Aemilia and the  Basilica Julia. where public meetings were held. and later of the rex sacrorum  and pontifex maximus.

4/21/12 “The area of the Forum Romanum seen from the Palatine Hill” .

4/21/12 “Arch of Titus “ .

4/21/12 Arch of Septimius Severus .

4/21/12 Temple of Saturn .

4/21/12 Basilica of Maxentius .

4/21/12 Temple of Antoninus and Faustina .

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4/21/12 Roman forum .

and rebuilt by Emperor Hadrianin about 126 AD. or else from the resemblance of the dome to the heavens. from  Greek:Πάνθειον. speculated that the name comes either from the statues of so many gods placed around this building. Cassius Dio. . The nearly-contemporary writer (2nd–3rd centuries AD). commissioned byMarcus Agrippa as a temple  to all the gods of Ancient Rome. an adjective meaning "to every god") is a building in Rome.Rome  4/21/12 The Pantheon Latin: Pantheon. Italy.Patheon .

this is the most complete ancient building in Rome and one of the city's most spectacular sights. and it remains an active church. The Pantheon was the largest concrete structure in the world. Dating from 125 AD. It is a major tourist destination and a   . The Pantheon is the burial place of several important Italians (including the artist Raphael). Michelangelo studied its great dome before starting work on the dome ofSt. Peter's Basilica.4/21/12 • The Pantheon is a magnificent ancient temple in Rome  that was later converted into the church of Santa Maria ad Martyres.

4/21/12 Aerial view of the Pantheon .

4/21/12 Exterior of the great Pantheon .

4/21/12 The magnificent facade of the Pantheon .

4/21/12 Glimpse of the Pantheon from the Piazza Maria Sopra Minerva .

  .4/21/12 Side view of the Pantheon's exterior.

4/21/12 Roman columns and capitals inside the portico .

4/21/12 The huge doorway and a glimpse of the interior .

4/21/12 Panoramic view of the Pantheon's interior .

at its northern end. Underneath other ancient ruins next to the road lie more catacombs. Remains of the Imperial palace are perched above the track. largely unexcavated. Earthenware jugs (amphorae) were inserted into the upper sections of the long walls: their empty volume helped lighten the load above the vaults. To the left. forming a wall of a farmhouse. Also at the north end is the mausoleum Maxentius built for his beloved son Romulus. It was built by Emperor Maxentius for his private use. . is a mausoleum thought to have belonged to the Servilius family.Circo di Massenzio • 4/21/12 This large area of lovely green countryside contains one of the best preserved Roman circuses. before his defeat and death at the hands of co-ruler Constantine in AD 312.

4/21/12 Circo di Massenzio Torri .

where slaves maintained the plumbing systems. gymnasiums. libraries. or baths. but shops. of Caracalla are considered to be among ancient Rome's most impressive ruins. The complex covered 24 acres and included not only baths and steam rooms. There are almost six miles of tunnels under the baths. The sheer size--they could accommodate up to 1.600 people--shows how Romans thought and built on a grand scale. . a swimming pool and gardens.4/21/12 Terme di Caracalla    The terme.

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