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Trajan's Column

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Trajan’s Column is a triumphal column that commemorates emperor Trajan’s victory over Dacia. It is situated near the Quirinal Hill on the north side of the Roman Forum. Apollodorus of Damascus, at the order of the senate, supervised the construction of Trajan’s Column. Trajan’s Column was crowned in 1587 with a figure of St. Peter on its top.

The Colosseum

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The Colosseum is the largest amphitheater eve built. It is situated on the east side of the Roman Forum nearby the Palatine Hill and the Arch of Constantine. The Colosseum was constructed under the rule of emperor Vespasian and was the primary place for executions [not really], gladiatorial contests, and public theater. The oval architecture was…

The Temple of Venus and Roma

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The Temple of Venus and Roma is located on the Velian Hill, bordering Forum Romanum and the Colosseum. Emperor Hadrian designed the architecture and began its construction in 121. The temple was completed in 141 under the rule of Antoninus Pius. The Temple consists of two chambers to respectively honor the goddess of Love Venus and the goddess of…

The Altar of Augustan Peace

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The Altar of Augustan Peace, also known as Ara Pacis Augustae, honors Augustus’ return to Rome after spending his time in Hispania and Gaul. The Altar is dedicated to the Roman goddess of Peace and commemorates Augustus’ practices of incorporating victims into the Roman empire through peaceful means. The Altar of Augustan Peace is originally placed…

The Arch of Constantine

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The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch built in 315 to commemorate Constatine’s victory over Maxentius in a civil war. The arch is placed between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill while neighboring architectures including the Temple of Venus and Roma. It is the largest Romabn triumphal arch, with depictions of barbarians on the top of the…