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The Roman Forum (Latin: Forum Romanum, Italian: Foro Romano) is a small open rectangle surrounded by the ruins of ancient government buildings at the center of the city of Rome. Citizens of the ancient city referred to this marketplace as the Forum Magnum, or simply the Forum. It was for centuries the center of Roman public life: the site of triumphal processions and elections, venue for public speeches and gladiatorial matches, and nucleus of commercial affairs. Here statues and monuments commemorated the city’s great men. The teeming heart of ancient Rome, it has been called the most celebrated meeting place in the world, and in all history.1 Located in the small valley between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, the Forum today is a sprawling ruin of architectural fragments and intermittent archeological excavations attracting numerous sightseers.

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  • ozjami
    ozjamialmost 4 years ago

    Glorious capture !!

  • Thanks mate :-)

    – Jamie Alexander

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • hootonles
    hootonlesalmost 4 years ago

    So very interesting :O)

  • Thank you! :-)

    – Jamie Alexander

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeealmost 4 years ago

    Great Capture!

  • Thank you!

    – Jamie Alexander

  • Catherine Berger
    Catherine Bergeralmost 4 years ago

    interesting image. is that a modern building in the bg?

  • Yeah in the background on the right, it’s a modern structure.

    – Jamie Alexander

  • trobe
    trobeover 3 years ago

    You’ve been picked for our late March features – Great Work!

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