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Porta Asinaria - Roma

Porta Asinaria - Roma

The Arch of Constantine - Rome - 315AD - extensive use of 'spolia' fragments of earlier monuments and buildings

The Arch of Constantine - Rome - 315AD - extensive use of 'spolia' fragments of earlier monuments and buildings

Porta Maggiore - Roma

Porta Maggiore - Roma

Porta Carmentalis. Rome. In ancient Roman religion Carmenta was a goddess of childbirth and prophecy, associated with technological innovation as well as the protection of mothers and children, and a patron of midwives. She was also said to have invented the Latin alphabet.  The name Carmenta is derived from Latin carmen, meaning a magic spell, oracle or song, and also the root of the English word charm.

Porta Carmentalis. Rome. In ancient Roman religion Carmenta was a goddess of childbirth and prophecy, associated with technological innovation as well as the protection of mothers and children, and a patron of midwives. She was also said to have invented the Latin alphabet. The name Carmenta is derived from Latin carmen, meaning a magic spell, oracle or song, and also the root of the English word charm.

Ponte Sant'Angelo

Ponte Sant'Angelo

Ponte Sisto - Roma

Ponte Sisto - Roma

A parte central das Termas de Caracala

A parte central das Termas de Caracala

Ponte Fabrico - Rome

Ponte Fabrico - Rome

Aurelian Walls at Porta San Giovanni (1570s) and Porta Asinaria, Rome 270-273.

Aurelian Walls at Porta San Giovanni (1570s) and Porta Asinaria, Rome 270-273.

Aurelian Wall, Rome. AD 271-275. The wall has 383 towers, and is 25’ high, 11’ thick. It runs all the way around Rome, and incorporated monuments into its construction. This was the first wall built in over 500 years. It is 12 miles long. Reflects a need for self defense in the empire.

Aurelian Wall, Rome. AD 271-275. The wall has 383 towers, and is 25’ high, 11’ thick. It runs all the way around Rome, and incorporated monuments into its construction. This was the first wall built in over 500 years. It is 12 miles long. Reflects a need for self defense in the empire.

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