Thursday, July 9, 2009

Roman Forum

From walking on the same stone streets as gladiators to seeing the very location of Julius Caesar's funeral pyre to exploring the remains of pagan temples and government buildings, visiting the Roman Forum was like living history. Unfortunately, good pictures from the experience seem to be few. But rest assured, you need to go. Now.

This is the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, dedicated to the deified emperor Pius Antoninus and his wife, Faustina the Elder.

Here I am in front of the Temple of Vesta, named for the goddess of the hearth, Vesta. Wikipedia says it was used as a storage location for Senate documents.

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