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Ostia Bathhouse

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The Ostia Bathhouses were located in the center of the ancient city. The floors of the bathhouse featured mosaics of the god of the sea, Neptune. This bathhouse is also considered one of the more simpler bathhouses, compared to those that were ornately built and meant to be a gift to the people of the town from the ruling emperor. This bathhouse…

House of Octavius Quartio

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The Casa di Ottavio Quartio or House of Octavius Quartio, is a villa located on the Via Dell'Abbondanza, one of the most prosperous streets in Pompeii. It is right near the amphitheater and is considered residential / villa, unlike many insula in the city. This house features lush gardens in the back and an open atrium at its entrance. The villa…

Obelisk of Montecitorio

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The Obelisk of Montecitorio is an ancient Egyptian obelisk erected in the Campus Martius with a bronze sphere at the top. During its earlier years, it was used as a sun dial in the Campus Martius. The obelisk is constructed of travertine and commemorates the reform of the Roman calendar by Caesar. The monument is thought to commemorate the sun god,…

Temple of Antoninus and Faustina

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The temple of Antoninus and Faustina is located in the Roman Forum. The temple was built in 141 AD by Antoninus for his wife, Faustina. Antoninus was infatuated with his wife and declared her a goddess. When Antoninus died, he was also deified and the temple was re-dedicated to both him and his wife, with an inscription, by Marcus Aurelius. The…

Pons Fabricius

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The Pons Fabricius is the oldest Roman bridge in the city that still exists in its general original format. The bridge has two arches and connects the Campus Martius the Tiber Island (Isola Tiberina). The bridge was built in 62 BC and replaced a wooden bridge. This bridge has been an important connection to Tiber Island because the land has…