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Ancient Roman CivilizationRoman Statue of Constantine, San Giovanni in Laterano - Rome, Italy

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On the portico of San Giovanni in Laterano to the left is a statue of Constantine behind a set of railings, which was found in the ruined Baths of Constantine on the Quirinal (not the Baths of Diocletian).

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location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/13/2015

last visited: never

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Ancient Roman CivilizationDoors of the Curia Julia, San Giovanni in Laterano - Rome, Italy

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The original bronze doors of the Curia Julia were transferred to the Basilica of St. John Lateran by Pope Alexander VII in 1660.

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location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/13/2015

last visited: never

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Ancient Roman CivilizationHadrian's Villa - Tivoli, Italy

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The Hadrian's Villa (Villa Adriana in Italian) is a large Roman archaeological complex at Tivoli, Italy. It is a property of the Republic of Italy, and directed and run by the Polo Museale del Lazio since December 2014.

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location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/11/2015

last visited: 4/30/2016

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Ancient Roman CivilizationRoman Mosaic, Villa d'Este - Tivoli, Italy

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The Villa d'Este was built on top of an earlier Roman villa as can be seen by the ancient roman mosaic on display inside.

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location: Italy

date approved: 10/11/2015

last visited: never

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Ancient Roman CivilizationAuditorium di Mecenate - Rome, Italy

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This monument was brought to light in 1874 during the excavations required by the town-planning scheme for the Esquiline quarter.

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location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/11/2015

last visited: never

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Ancient Roman CivilizationDiocletian Baths Frigidarium and Tepidarium (Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri Church) - Rome, Italy

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Elements of the Diocletian Baths complex managed to preserve their roofs throught the Middle Ages, notably the tepidarium and central frigidarium which together became the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri.

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location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/10/2015

last visited: 8/6/2005

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Ancient Roman CivilizationNational Roman Museum, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme - Rome, Italy

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The main collection of Ancient Art was moved to the nearby Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, acquired by the Italian State in 1981.

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location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/10/2015

last visited: never

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Ancient Roman CivilizationBorghese Gallery - Rome, Italy

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The main floor is mostly devoted to classical antiquities of the 1st–3rd centuries AD (including a famous 320–30 AD mosaic of gladiators found on the Borghese estate at Torrenova, on the Via Casilina outside Rome, in 1834),

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location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/10/2015

last visited: never

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Ancient Roman CivilizationTemple of Janus (Forum Holitorium) - Rome, Italy

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The Temple of Janus (Latin: aedes Jani), is a temple to the Roman god Janus in the Forum Holitorium.

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location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/10/2015

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Ancient Roman CivilizationPorticus Octaviae - Rome, Italy

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The structure was built by Augustus in the name of his sister, Octavia Minor, sometime after 27 BC, in place of the Porticus Metelli.

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location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/9/2015

last visited: never

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Ancient Roman CivilizationTemple of Spes (The Forum Holitorium) - Rome, Italy

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Under the present church of S. Nicola in Carcere are the ruins of three temples, standing side by side with the same orientation and facing the Forum Holitorium. The temple on the south is assigned to Spes (Hope).

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location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/9/2015

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Ancient Roman CivilizationMacuteo Obelisk - Rome, Italy

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Domitian (I century AD) had this obelisk, erected by Ramses II (XIII century BC) in Heliopolis, placed in the Temple of Isis, which used to be where now stands the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva.

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location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/8/2015

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Ancient Roman CivilizationMinerveo Obelisk - Rome, Italy

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The Minerveo was one of two obelisks brought from the small ancient Egyptian town of Sais by Emperor Diocletian to be placed in the Temple of Isis.

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location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/8/2015

last visited: 8/8/2005

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Ancient Roman CivilizationTrajan's Market - Rome, Italy

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Trajan's Market is a large complex of ruins located on the Via dei Fori Imperiali, at the opposite end to the Colosseum.

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location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/6/2015

last visited: 8/8/2005

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Ancient Roman CivilizationBaths of Trajan - Rome, Italy

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The Baths of Trajan were a massive thermae, a bathing and leisure complex, built in ancient Rome starting from 104 AD and dedicated during the Kalends of July in 109.

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location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/6/2015

last visited: never

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Ancient Roman CivilizationCaracalla Bath Doors in the Lateran Baptistery - Rome, Italy

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Several sources indicate that the doors of the the chapel of John the Baptist were taken from the Baths of Caracalla. Others are less commital. I'm unable to locate research to the contrary.

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location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/6/2015

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Ancient Roman CivilizationLateran Obelisk - Rome, Italy

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The Roman Emperor, Constantine I ordered the Lateran obelisk to be removed and taken to his new capital at Constantinople. It was originally erected in Karnak Temple during the reign of the pharoh Tuthmosis III (1504-1450 B.C.).

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location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/5/2015

last visited: never

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Ancient Roman CivilizationRoman Cistern, Appia Antica Regional Park - Rome, Italy

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Due to its proximity to the Circus of Maxentius, it is surmised that this cistern had some function related to the complex there.

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location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/4/2015

last visited: never

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Ancient Roman CivilizationConstantine Columbarium, Appia Antica Regional Park - Rome, Italy

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The so-called Constantine Columbarium is in fact a sepulchre in the form of a small temple of the II century A.D., in the floor of the Caffarella valley, near to the Appia Nuova.

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location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/4/2015

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Ancient Roman CivilizationPyramid Tomb, Via Appia Antica - Rome, Italy

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This ancient tomb has likely been used as a quarry with its outside cladding long gone which can explain its deteriorated condition. It nevertheless still makes for an impressive site.

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location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/4/2015

last visited: never

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Ancient Roman CivilizationQuintili aqueduct - Rome, Italy

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The Quintili aqueduct was built to bring water from Aqua Claudia aqueduct to Quintili Villa, near the Via Appia.

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location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/4/2015

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Ancient Roman CivilizationNymphaeum of the Villa dei Quintili, Via Appia Antica - Rome, Italy

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Unlike the rest of the villa which is set quite far back, the Nymphaeum is located right next to the Via Appia.

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location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/4/2015

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Ancient Roman CivilizationVilla of the Quintilii, Via Appia Antica - Rome, Italy

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The Villa of the Quintilii was built by the rich and cultured brothers Sextus Quintilius Maximus and Sextus Quintilius Condianus (consuls in 151 AD) in the course of the 2nd century.

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location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/4/2015

last visited: never

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Ancient Roman CivilizationCapo di Bove Archeological Site, Via Appia Antica - Rome, Italy

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The Capo di Bove archeological site contains the thermal baths of a vast property owned in the 2nd century AD by Herodes Atticus and his wife Annia Regilla.

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location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/4/2015

last visited: never

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Ancient Roman CivilizationTorre di Capo di Bove, Via Appia Antica - Rome, Italy

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Not much appears to be known about this impressive ruin of a tomb along the Via Appia Antica.

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location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/4/2015

last visited: never

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