Dating back some 2,500 years, the Forum developed over-time into the centre of political, commercial and religious life in ancient Rome…..the beating heart of the Roman Republic and subsequent Roman Empire.
To be honest you really need to make sure that your powers of archaelogical interpretation are suitably well tuned (and that ideally you’ve done a little research/reading beforehand) to have any hope of making sense of the jumbled and confusing mass of ruins…..although looking down from the terrace of the Palatine Hill, as in the last two images below, does help a little with understanding the layout.
Having said that, if Roman history is your thing (and with an active imagination) it would be almost impossible not to be impressed by the fact that famous historical figures such as Julius Caesar, Cicero, Pompey and Mark Anthony (to name but a few) once walked these cobbled streets.
© Mark Simms Photography (2019)
4 Responses to “Roman Forum”
Great pictures. Where/how did you take the last three pictures with the more aerial view of the Roman forum please?
Thanks Flores. They were taken from the terrace on the Palatine Hill that overlooks the Forum
I just didn’t bother – but when I get back there after these shots and Killing Eve series – I will definitely do it.
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