Forum Romanum (3)

by Mikkal Noptek March. 30, 2012 7138 views

February 23, 2012

The Column of Phocas (Italian: Colonna di Foca), is a Roman monumental column in the Roman Forum of Rome, Italy. Erected before the Rostra and dedicated or rededicated in honour of the Eastern Roman Emperor Phocas on August 1, 608, was the last addition made to the Forum Romanum. The fluted Corinthian column stands 13.6 m (44 ft) tall on its cubical white marble socle and seems originally to have been made about the 2nd century. The square foundation of brick (illustration, right) was not originally visible, the present level of the Forum not having been excavated down to its earlier Augustan paving until the 19th century.

The white marble Arch of Septimius Severus (Italian: Arco di Settimio Severo) at the northwest end of the Roman Forum is a triumphal arch dedicated in AD 203 to commemorate the Parthian victories of Emperor Septimius Severus and his two sons, Caracalla and Geta, in the two campaigns against the Parthians of 194/195 and 197-199.
After the death of Septimius Severus, his sons Caracalla and Geta were initially joint emperors. Caracalla had Geta assassinated in 212; Geta's memorials were destroyed and all images or mentions of him were removed from public buildings and monuments. Accordingly Geta's image and inscriptions referring to him were removed from the arch.

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Mallusatish Reddy 9 years, 1 month ago

Amazing post~!~

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Finbarr 9 years, 1 month ago

Excellent post !!

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Jarvo J 9 years, 1 month ago

Lovely captures.

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G B 9 years, 1 month ago

wow! fascinating location in which I'd love to explore one day and beautifully captured!

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Josy 9 years, 1 month ago

Jesuis emballée par ce périple dans cette Rome aux trésors recélant ce passé incroyable.
Merci Mikkal

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Agnes Felber 9 years, 1 month ago

Great travel pictures! Are we going to see the Caracalla Baths later on?

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