A huge alter to peace, the art sculpted onto its panels represent Rome's noble and glorious past
Arch of Constantine
Constantine built this arch to commemorate his victory over Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge. The relief sculptures are taken from earlier Trajanic and Hadrianic buildings
Arch of Titus
Built to commemorate the Flavian conquest of Jerusalem. This interior relief sculpture depicts the despoliation of the temple
Arch of Septimius Severus
Built to commemorate the emperor's victory over the Parthians with his sons Caracalla and Geta, the arch was placed prominently next to the Curia at the entrance to the Forum
Basilica of Maxentius
The largest building on the Roman Forum, was begun under Maxentius but completed by Constantine. There are huge vaults tht stand 130 ft above the floor and even higher ones spring above them over the middle of the nave
Baths of Caracalla
Had a huge a dome over it that has now collapsed.
Baths of Diocletian
Surrounded by a perimeter wall that is the largest in Rome. The interior was restored by Michelangelo and is now a church. It is very elegant and ornate
An extensive series of stacked, continuous, and perpendicular arches provide structural durability and geometrical allure. The arches divert and thrust the weight they bear outwards and downwards
The "Golden House" built by Nero. Has a huge oculus in its ceiling and a huge statue of Nero just outside of it.
This building's huge concrete dome rests on eight vaults encased in a brick circumference. It is preceded by a porch lined with 8 Corinthian columns
The villa in Sicily that preserves many spectacular mosaics such as Ulysses offering wine to a 3 eyed cyclops, women in bikinis and a long hallway containing a procession
Prima Porta Augustus
A marble statue of Augustus as if he is addressing the troops, Cupid is at his feet
An ivory carving this is one of the last remnants of pagan Roman art.
This was built to commemorate Trajan's victory over the Dacians. It details the military campaign, featuring over 600 feet of relief sculpture. There are scene of ships, soldiers unloading cargo and building forts, battles, and the emperor himself addressing his troops. One panel displays the "testudo" defensive formation