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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.

Colossus of Constantine

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The Colossus of Constantine was a statue of Constantine I situated in the Basilica of Maxentius. The marble head, hand, arm, and knee of the statue are the only parts that survive today. The importance of Constantine is demonstrated in the hieratic scale of the work: this giant statue solidifies Constantine’s legacy as a ruler, leader, and…

Basilica of Maxentius

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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…

Arch of Constantine

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Situated between the Palatine Hill and the Colosseum, this arch spanned the triumphal route, just before it turned left at the Meta Sudans to proceed to the Via Sacra and Arch of Titus. In order to commemorate Constantine's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge on October 28, AD 312, the Senate and People of Rome erected this…

The Arch of Constantine: Gaulish Barbarians

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A triumphal arch dedicated to Constantine I located between Palatine Hill and the Colosseum along the Triumphal Road; built in 315 AD after Constantine I's victory over Maxentius in 312. Statues of four barbarians, likely from Gaul, on the top of arch.