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:
Basilica of Constantine – this was the hall of justice. Layout is similar to a church, as this is what they are based on.
Arch of Titus – to celebrate Roman victory over Jerusalem in AD70. Spot the menorah.
Palatine Hill – where the Emperor’s palace once stood.
Aaron standing where the Emperor’s throne once was.
Ruins among the green grass
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.”
Built in AD 80 – an engineering masterpiece!
Aaron at the Amphitheater
Me at the Amphitheater