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The Temple of Saturn in Roman Forum

The Temple of Saturn In Rome: History Facts & Why Was the Temple Built

Consecrated in 498 BC, the construction of the Temple of Saturn is believed to be one of the oldest of such sacred structures in Rome. It is rumoured to have been built on an even older existing altar to Saturn that existed on the same spot. In order to honour the god Saturn - who [...]

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Esquiline Hill in Rome Italy

Esquiline Hill in Rome: Facts, History & Map

The Esquiline Hill in Rome - which itself contains three little peaks - the Cispian, the Oppian and the Fagutal - had originally been a poor area, and contained the cemetery for those who could not afford a proper burial. The Esquiline hill tombs or necropolis were in use until at least the first century [...]

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The Via Sacra in Rome

The Via Sacra In Rome: History & Places Every Tourist Want to See

The Via Sacra used to be the main road in Ancient Rome. Translating into English as the Sacred Way Rome, it was the centre of commercial and everyday life in the city. In this guide, we will explore its interesting history and uncover the comings and goings down the Via Sacra in Roman times. Let’s [...]

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Arch of Constantine monument

Arch of Constantine Rome: History, Sculptures & Tickets

The name of this arch - the Triumphal Arch of Constantine - might give away its purpose. It is a dedicated memorial to Constantine the Great, who was a Roman Emperor. In this guide, we will uncover all about the significance of this arch in Rome, as well as its history. The arch is worth [...]

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Ludus Magnus in Rome

Ludus Magnus Gladiator School in Ancient Rome

In the first century, the Emperor Domitian set up the biggest gladiator school and named it the Ludus Magnus. It served as a welcome centre for gladiators from all over the empire who would receive training as well as accommodation. Here, the gladiators would swot up on all the skills needed in preparation for the [...]

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Tips on What You Should Not Miss on Your First Trip to Rome

What You Should Not Miss on Your First Trip to Rome?

Traveling to Rome may be on your cards, but do you know how to do it right? You can choose to prepare a list of sites to visit or the things to do. Are you aware of the various aspects of Roman culture that you should be mindful of during your trip? Of course, you [...]

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Mouth of Truth legend

Mouth of Truth: All About Famous Mask of Truth in Rome

You may have heard of the Mouth of Truth already given its fame in the old movie Roman Holiday starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. Here you can find out all there is to know about it so that you can impress your travel buddies with your knowledge. What is the Mouth of Truth Rome? [...]

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Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano Rome

Basilica of Saint John: All About San Giovanni in Laterano

Completed in 324 AD the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano attracts attention especially for its beautiful cloister. You may also not know that it is here - NOT St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican - that is the official seat of the Pope! The History of Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano The ancient [...]

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Basilica San Clemente Rome

Basilica di San Clemente: All about Catholic Church in Rome

Officially known as the Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano, this basilica is located near the Colosseum. Like many great historic buildings in Rome, the church finds itself built on ruins - in fact, the Basilica of St Clement is built on not one but two sets of ruins! Background Originally a domestic home to [...]

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Damnatio ad Bestias in Rome

Damnatio ad Bestias: All About Roman Executions at the Colosseum

This gruesome method of capital punishment was one of a range of crazy “blood sports” practiced by the Romans at the turn of the millennia. Starting in the first century AD, not only Damnatio ad Bestias was a way to deal with criminals, but also a form of entertainment for Rome’s masses! What's the Damnatio [...]

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