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The work of excavating the Roman ruins around the colosseum and the forum continues, and this site, though centuries old, is fascinating. You cannot walk along the ruins of this particular area, despite the Forum being literally over the wall, but it’s worth a good...More
With so much to see at the Roman Forum, small standing walls can seem insignificant, to me, the collapsed building can have so much charm. Many tourist avoid this little path past the Basilica Emilia and it is their loss. The damaged columns, damaged and...More
Basilica Aemilia is located within the Roman Forum between the Curia Julia and Temple of Antoninus and Faustina. As with many other buildings here it lays in ruins with just the footprint and a few fragments to document is existence.
Basilica Emilia was built in 179 BC in the northwestern end of the Forum (right next to Antoninus and Faustian Temple). The structure was over 300ft long and 100ft wide. Destroyed and rebuilt several times during ancient Rome, the building was finally toppled in a...More