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Portonaccio Sarcophagus

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A sarcophagus for an unnamed Roman General. Currently at the Museo Nazionale Romano.

Face of the Dying Gaul

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This is a close up of the face of the Dying Gaul. The Dying Gaul is a Roman copy of a 3rd century Greek statue. It depicts a gaul with a wound in his lower chest. His hair, mustache and torc necklace identify him as a barbarian.

Temple of Venus and Roma

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Located on the edge of the Roman Forum, this temple was the largest in ancient Rome, having been designed by the emperor Hadrian, but was not completely finished until the reign of Antoninus Pius. A fire in 307 A.D damaged the temple, so Maxentius repaired it. The colossus of Nero had to be moved in order to make space for this massive temple.…

Temple of Divus Antoninus Pius and Diva Faustina

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This temple was originally constructed in the Roman Forum on the via sacra by emperor Antoninus to commemorate his deceased wife, Faustina. When Antoninus died, emperor Marcus Aurelius, along with the senate, decided to dedicate the temple to Antoninus as well, deifying both Antoninus and Faustina in the process. The temple has many roman features,…

Arch of Titus

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Located on the via sacra, this arch was constructed by the emperor Domitian after the death of his older brother, emperor Titus, who ruled from 79 to 81 A.D. This arch commemorates their father, the emperor Vespasian as well. Military victories are shown on the arch, such as the siege of Jerusalem which occurred in 70 A.D. This arch deifies Titus,…

Domus Aurea

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After a large portion of Rome was destroyed by 64 AD's great fire, Nero decided to use the newly available land to build himself a lavish palace. The palace currently lies beneath the Baths of Trajan near the Esquiline Hill as future emperors recognized the public outcry against the palace's grandeur, abandoning the residence and ultimately…

Basilica of Maxentius

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

Ludovisi Gaul Killing Himself and His Wife

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A marble, heroic nude statue of a barbarian killing himself and his wife. Currently housed in the Museo Nazionale di Roma, Palazzo Altemps.

The Dying Gaul

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A heroic nude marble statue of a dying man wearing a torque, which identifies him as a barbarian. Currently in the Capitoline Museums.

Arch of Constantine

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The Arch of Constatine was dedicated to Constantine and his triumph over Maxentius in the Battle of Milvian Bridge. The Arch was finished in 315. Barbarians are showed on the main reliefs [more prominently on top of the columns at the top level].