A view of the city from above Transtiberim looking east across the Tiber River toward the Theater of Marcellus, Capitoline, Palatine, and Circus Maximus. In the foreground (center) can be seen the Temple of Aesculapius on the Tiber Island, beyond which is Rome's first stone bridge, the Pons Aemilius.
A view of the city from above the Ludus Magnus looking west toward the Flavian Amphitheater, the Oppian Hill (right), Temple of Venus and Rome (just beyond the amphitheater), and the Palatine, where the Temple of Heliogabalus can be seen.
A view of the Circus Maximus, Septizodium, and Palatine from over the Lesser Aventine Hill to the southeast. In the distance is seen the Aqua Claudia.
A view of the valley of the Flavian Amphitheater. From left to right, we see the Temple of Heliogabalus on the Palatine, the Temple of Venus and Rome, the Arch of Constantine, the Colossus of the Sun,and the Flavian Amphitheater. Running across the image in the foreground is the spur of the Claudian Aqueduct supplying the Palatine with water.
The western plaza of the Flavian Amphitheater (right) with the Arch of Constantine (center), and Temple of Venus and Rome (left). Behind the arch looms the bronze Colossus of the Sun.
The Colossus of the Sun and the Flavian Amphitheater. The Colossus, made of bronze, was originally erected as a self-portrait by Nero in the nearby vestibule of his palace called the Domus Aurea ("Golden House"). When Hadrian built the Temple of Venus and Rome over the vestibule, he ordered the statue moved to this spot next to the amphitheater. Commodus replaced the head with a representation of Hercules. The Severan emperors restored the head of the Sun god. The base of the statue (17.6 meters x 14.75 meters) has been excavated. Of the statue itself nothing survives, but it is known from illustrations on imperial coins minted by Alexander Severus and Gordianus III.
A view of the Roman Forum from over the roof of the Temple of the Divine Julius Caesar. In the foreground to the left is the porch of the Temple of Castor and Pollux; above the temple on the left is the Basilica Iulia. In the area of the plaza of the Forum are seen the Rostra Diocletiani (foreground), Lacus Curtius (middle ground, left), statue of Marsyas and anaglyphs of Trajan, the Lapis Niger (half in the shadow case by the Basilica Aemilia, barely seen on the right), and the Rostra Augusti. Behind the Arch of Septimius Severus are seen (right to left) the Temple of Concordia, the Temple of Vespasian, and the Temple of Saturn.
Western end of the Roman Forum. In the foreground is the Rostra Augusti. In the background are (left to right) the Temple of Saturn, the Temple of Vespasian, and the Temple of Concordia.
The statue of Marsyas with the statues of the ficus, olea, vitis. This statue group was located in the Roman Forum between the Tribunal Praetoris and the Rostra Augusti. Nothing of the group survives except illustrations on the nearby anaglyphs of Trajan and imperial coins.
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