ANCIENT ROME

Yesterday afternoon we went through the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and The Flavian Amphitheater. It was a hot sunny day and we really enjoyed seeing these amazing sites. As you probably know, history is an interest of mine and buildings/engineering is one of Aarons – so we found this really fascinating. Here’s some photos:

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Basilica of Constantine – this was the hall of justice. Layout is similar to a church, as this is what they are based on.

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Arch of Titus – to celebrate Roman victory over Jerusalem in AD70.  Spot the menorah.

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Palatine Hill – where the Emperor’s palace once stood.

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Aaron standing where the Emperor’s throne once was.

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Ruins among the green grass

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Flavian Amphitheater (aka the colosseum). We watched “Gladiator” in preparation for our visit, but of course, it is filled with historical errors.  Anyway,  it gave a ghastly demonstration of the truly horrible and cruel things that happened here as “entertainment.”

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Built in AD 80 – an engineering masterpiece!

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Panorama attempt

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Aaron  at the Amphitheater

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Me at the Amphitheater

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