Ancient & Classical Architecture
Gallery One

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Exterior view of the ruins at the Roman Forum. 3 columns at right are from the Temple of Castor and Pollux, completed under Emperor Tiberius. Low wall at back edge of courtyard is what's left of the temple of the Deified Caesar, started by Octavian. Interior view of the coffering and oculus in the dome. Dome is 141 ft. in diameter. Built under the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Exterior view of the portico. Rebuilt by the Roman Emperor Hadrian, replacing the earlier one built by M. Vispanius Agrippa in 27 B.C. Exterior view of huge tomb from the bridge (Pons Aelius). Both built by and for the Roman Emperor Hadrian and his family.  Later modified into a fortress and called the Castel Sant' Angelo.
Temples of the Deified
Caesar, 31 B.C. & Castor
& Pollux, 6 B.C.  Rome
Hadrian's Mausoleum
begun 130 A.D.
Rome, Italy
View of the ruins of the Palace? walls along ridge of the hill. Overlooks the Roman Forum. Interior view of perimeter arcade along the lower level. Built under the Roman Emperor Vespasian.
Pantheon
100-125 A.D.
Rome, Italy
Pantheon
100-125 A.D.
Rome, Italy
Front elevation. Columns, base, and stair are all that is left of temple.  The Church of San Lorenzo in Miranda that is behind the columns was built in 1602. Interior view looking across what would have been the central ring.  The basement is now clearly exposed. Built under the Roman Emperor Vespasian.
Palatine Hill, site of the
Imperial Palaces, begun
14 A.D.  Rome, Italy
Colosseum
69-80 A.D.
Rome, Italy
Exterior view of foundation and walls of one of the Baths? Not sure exactly where taken. Another interior view looking across what would have been the central ring.  Capacity of 50,000 persons. Built under the Roman Emperor Vespasian.
Roman Forum ruins
begun around 179 B.C.
Rome, Italy
Temple of Antonius
& Faustina, ca. 141
A.D.?  Rome, Italy
Colosseum
69-80 A.D.
Rome, Italy
Colosseum
69-80 A.D.
Rome, Italy

"Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders."

- Lucius Annaeus Seneca, 4 B.C.- 65 A.D. from his Epistulae ad Lucilium, Epistle 90.


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