|The Roman Forum is located in
a valley that is between the Palatine hill and the Capitoline hill. It originally was a
marsh, but the Romans drained the area and turned it into a center of
political and social activity. The Forum was the marketplace of Rome and
also the business district and civic center. It was expanded to include temples, a senate house and law courts. When the Roman Empire fell, the
Forum became forgotten, buried and was used as a cattle pasture during the
Picture taken looking at the Forum and the arch of Septimius Severus.
|Much of the forum has been destroyed. Columns and stone blocks
are all that remain of some temples. The arch of Titus and the arch of Septimius Severus still
good shape. Like many other ancient Roman buildings, stone blocks have been
removed from the Forum and used to build nearby churches and palaces.
Picture taken looking at the forum through the arch of Septimius Severus to the Arch of Titus.
More Forum Pictures
Inside the Forum:
Arch of Titus
Arch of Septimius Severus
Temple of Saturn
Basilica of Maxentius
Temple of Antoninus and Faustina
The Curia (Senate House)
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