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Augustus as Pontifex Maximus

A statue of Augustus dressed as Pontifex Maximus, with his head covered. This is this portraying him as religious head of the empire. It was found near the Via Labicana, near the Oppian hill. He is depicted as fairly young in this statue.

Baths of Caracalla

An enormous set of baths made by the emperor Caracalla. These were open to the public and were made of brick-faces concrete. Inside there would have been extensive marble decoration and many statues, such as the Farnese Bull and Farnese Hercules.

The Colosseum

Also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, it is a huge amphitheatre that could seat 80,000 people and was built under the Flavians, circa 80AD. Games would be put on, and it had three levels. The entrances were numbered to facilitate entry.

Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius

A bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius on horseback. This is the only surviving bronze statue of a non-Christian Roman emperor. Marcus’ stretched out arm is potentially an indicator that he is giving mercy. There used to be a barbarian cowering at the feet of the horse.

Arch of Constantine

An arch dedicated to Constantine by the senate, celebrating his victory in the civil war against Maxentius, and ten years of his reign. It was dedicated in 315 AD. It is located along the via triumphalis, near the Colosseum, and looking through it one would have been able to see the Colossus of Sol. It was made using spolia from other monuments.