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Model of Trajan's Forum and Trajan's Column. Forum. Trajan's Column is in the upper left hand corner.

Model of Trajan's Forum and Trajan's Column. Trajan's Column is in the upper left hand corner.

The Rich History of Rome - the magnificent detail in ancient architecture

Ancient Rome :: Temple of Pallas! I'm dressing as a Roman today! Long story, so is Crazy Jess.

Daily life around a Roman insula. Roman apartment buildings contained vendors on the first floor and living quarters on the floors above. The apartments in the insulae lacked most basic amenities, such as kitchens and bathrooms. As a result, Romans lived a highly communal lifestyle. The lower classes used public baths and toilets, ate in restaurants, and spent leisure time in common spaces, like the forum.

Daily life around a Roman insula. Roman apartment buildings contained vendors…

Curia Julia during a Senate meeting - artist's reconstruction. The senate building was constructed by Julius Caesar in 44 BCE, to replace the Curia Cornelia

Curia Julia during a Senate meeting - artist's reconstruction. The senate building was constructed by Julius Caesar in 44 BCE, to replace the Curia Cornelia

Septimius Severus (193-211). Aureus, Sirmium (?). SEVERVS PIVS AVG. Bare-headed, laureate, bearded bust right. / PROVIDENTIA. Head of Medusa facing, looking ¾ left; snakes coiling around. Apparently unique and unrecorded. Found in 1953 at Radinca, Serbia.

Septimius Severus (193-211). Aureus, Sirmium (?). SEVERVS PIVS AVG. Bare-headed, laureate, bearded bust right. / PROVIDENTIA. Head of Medusa facing, looking ¾ left; snakes coiling around. Apparently unique and unrecorded. Found in 1953 at Radinca, Serbia.

Beautiful walkway from the Basilica Ulpia

The Imperial Fora of Rome, possibly the Forum of Trajan. Until the reign of…

Reconstruction drawing of Forum of Trajan. Rome, Italy. Apollodorus of Damascus. Forum and markets: 106–112 C.E.; column completed 113 C.E. Brick and concrete (architecture); marble (column).

Reconstruction drawing of Forum of Trajan. Apollodorus of Damascus. Forum and markets: C. column completed 113 C. Brick and concrete (architecture);

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