The Forum, Rome

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St Peter's Basilica

Castel Sant' Angelo



Fountain of the Four Rivers, Piazza Navona
The Roman Forum

The Forum was the marketplace of Rome and also the business district and civic centre. It was expanded to include temples, a senate house and law courts. It was the centre of the Roman Empire for many hundreds of years.
When the Roman Empire fell, the Forum became forgotten, buried and was used as a cattle pasture during the Middle Ages.

The Roman Forum House of Livia??, Palatine Hill
Temple of Antonius Pius

The House of the Vestal Virgins