Saturday, January 21, 2006

The Forum, Roma

The Forum was the centre of Ancient Rome. Today one can see ruins of basilicas, temples, Arches and other important buildings, which the Emperors built to glorify themselves. Excavations still continue at the Forum. As we walked around we could imagine how grand and important the city must have been two thousand years ago. The buildings are huge and the size of the columns makes one wonder how they managed to move these behemoths without any machinery. Lily is standing in front of the Arch of Titus. The day after, we had a great view of the Forum from the back of the Palazzo dei Conservatori, which is part of the Capitoline Museums.

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