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by Mikkal Noptek March. 31, 2012 6854 views

February 23, 2012

The House of the Vestal Virgins (Latin: Atrium Vestae) was the residence of Vestal Virgins, located behind the circular Temple of Vesta at the eastern edge of the Roman Forum, between the Regia and the Palatine Hill. The domus publicae where the Pontifex Maximus dwelled, was located near the Atrium until that role was assumed by the emperors.
The Atrium Vestae was a three-story 50-room palace in the ancient Roman Forum built around an elegant elongated atrium or court with a double pool. To the very east is an open vaulted hall with a statue of Numa Pompilius, the mythological founder of the cult. Today, remains of the statues of the Vestals can be seen in the Atrium Vestae.
The complex lay at the foot of the Palatine Hill, where a sacred grove that was slowly encroached upon lingered into Imperial times, when all was swept away by the Fire of Rome in 64. The House of the Vestals was rebuilt several times in the course of the Empire.

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Breizh 9 years, 1 month ago

Impressionnant .

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Jarvo J 9 years, 1 month ago

That blue makes a fabulous background to the columns.

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Finbarr 9 years, 1 month ago

Nice post!!

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Josy 9 years, 1 month ago

Sous ce soleil éclatant la Rome antique et plus particulièrement cet Atrium Vestae qui nous occupe aujourd'hui, revêt un charme indéfinissable

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Mallusatish Reddy 9 years, 1 month ago

Supeb set~!~

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Dunja 9 years, 1 month ago

Magnifique set! Superbes photos!

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