Rome #3, The Forum, Italy 1/2014

March 6, 2014

Aside from the Colosseum, the Forum is where all of Ancient Rome happened: Temples, market, craftsmen, debates, justice courts and even murders.

Walking through the ruins that had been built, torn down, destroyed by earthquakes, rebuilt, vandalized, robbed, covered with centuries of rubble and finally, what was left, excavated and to the extent possible, restored, it felt like walking through a small abandon town, complete with a sport’s arena.

Some of the detail on the few columns and statues was amazing, considering that more than 2,000 years had passed. What we thought we could see in an hour took four, and all day could be spent wandering the backside paths.

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