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Basilica of St. John Lateran

The basilica was built on the site of imperial guard barracks just inside the city walls. Constantine, attributing his victory over Maxentius to Christ, decided to build a cathedral for the Christian community of Rome and the bishop of Rome. The basilica stands just behind the Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano.

Basilica of Maxentius

Located in the forum, these are the ruins of the basilica that was originally built by Maxentius and renovated by Constantine.

Basilica of Maxentius

The Basilica of Maxentius was built in the northern side of the forum near the Temple of Venus and Rome under instruction of Emperor Maxentius. This basilica simulated Greek architecture as the architecture of the basilica was focused on the interior space creating massive ceilings out of precious materials. The Basilica was coffered on the top to…

Sant' Agnese fuori le mura

Pope Honorius I built this basilica to honor martyr, St. Agnes in the 7th century. It is built over the catacombs of St. Agnes, where St. Agnes as once buried.

Baths of Diocletian

The largest baths in Rome, built by Emperor Diocletian in about 300 AD, stood where the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri stands today. The walls of the piazza outside represent its parameters. The baths [JWO: Parts of the baths] stood until [through] the 16th century, when Michelangelo restructured them, with the church…

Capitoline Insula (alternative: Insula dell'Ara Coeli)

Views of Interior as shown on Tourist Placard
Four of the original five floors of this insula remain, with only two being above modern ground level. The bottom rooms are tabernae that open to the street. The construction is later brick-faced concrete, but these insulae are more modest than the contemporary Markets of Trajan.
They were discovered during the demolition of the 17th Century…