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Rome first became a city on the Palatine Hill on 753 B.C. It later became a place where palaces were built by the many emperors and the rich lived. On the Palatine hill, you will find mostly ruins of palaces and homes of the rich. The Circus Maximus was located next to the Palatine Hill.

Right: The picture was taken on top of the Palatine hill. The white building is the Palatine hill museum and to the left is a ruin of a palace (probably Domitian's palace)

Stadium Of Domitian on the Palatine Hill. Private hunts, games and fights were held for Domitian in this stadium. His private box can be seen in the lower left hand corner of the picture. Columns ran the entire length of this stadium.




More pictures of the Palatine hill

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