Rome's Basilica Aemilia served as both a market and law court. There was a central nave flanked by columns. Christian churches were derived from the basilica BC). The Basilica was 100 meters long and about 30 meters wide.
Under this angle, you can notice the small round temple of Vesta, between the House of the Vestals and the temple of deified Julius, in the centre of the picture. It is in this small temple that the Vestals kept up the sacred fire.