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Insulae in Ostia

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These apartment city blocks are situated in the ancient Roman town of Ostia

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Arch of Titus

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The Arch of Titus is triumphal arch located on the Via Sacra in the Roman Forum and was one of the arches through which the triumphal processions would pass during their march from the Campus Martius to the Capitoline. This marble arch was commissioned by Domitian in 82 CE to commemorate the victories of his father, Vespasian, and his brother,…

The Markets of Trajan

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The Market of Trajan is a large multi-storied building complex made of brick-faced concrete located on the Via dei Fori Imperiali ajacent to the Forum of Trajan [technically, it is not on the via dei fori imperiali]. The lower level functioned as a commerical area with various shops and businesses, while the upper levels consisted of offices and…

The Colosseum

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Construction of the Colosseum, or Flavian Amphitheater, began under the Emperor Vespasian in 72 CE and completed by his son Titus in 80 CE. Located in the valley between the Palatine and Esquiline hills, this oval amphitheater replaced the man-made lake of Nero's Domus Aurea, and served as a place where more than 50,000 Romans could come together…

The Pantheon

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Located in the Piazza della Rotonda in Rome, the Pantheon is a Roman temple originally commissioned by Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD). However, due to being burnt down twice, the structure as it is seen today is the rebuilding of the Pantheon by the Emperor Hadrian in 125 AD. Although originally constructed as a "temple to…

Trajan's Market

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Made out of marble but underneath was brick faced concrete. Would serve as a shopping center and would hold important places for officials to meet. Additionally there was a library. [if there were libraries, they were not in the Markets, but in pavilions next to the Column]

Trajan's Forum

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Served as a civic center during the Trajan empire and was built off of the spoils of the Dacia war.

Trajan Column

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The trajan column celebrates the victories of battle for the Romans during Trajan's reign. The Column is located at Trajan's forum, and has depiction of battle that was taken place. Additionally, the base was used for his urns.

Trajan Baths

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Emperors would do various acts of service for the public in order to become a "good" emperor. One of the acts, were building a luxurious bath for the public. The bath was in fact built over Nero's Palace.

Trajan Coin

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Often times [pretty much, all the times], emperors would go on to cement there legacy by way of monetizing a picture of themselves.