The Roman Forum – Part 3

The Curia Julia in the Roman Forum holds several important objects including the Plutei of Trajan, a pair of stone balustrades found in the Forum.  These balustrades were not part of the Curia Julia, but they are historically important because they show the structures of the Forum as they once appeared.

Also on display in the Curia Julia are a number of paintings, including one from 1899 by Henryk H. Siemiradzki entitled “The future victims of the Colosseum.”

Next to the Curia Julia are the remnants of the Basilica Aemilia.  This basilica was a Roman public building rather than a church.  Very little remains of the Basilica Aemilia today.

Pluteus of Trajan - 1

Pluteus of Trajan – 1

SOURCE:  Pluteus of Trajan – 1 (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 13 August 2011.

Pluteus of Trajan - 2

Pluteus of Trajan – 2

SOURCE:  Pluteus of Trajan – 2 (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 13 August 2011.

The Future Victims of the Colosseum

The Future Victims of the Colosseum

SOURCE:  The Future Victims of the Colosseum (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 13 August 2011.

Remnants of the Basilica Aemilia

Remnants of the Basilica Aemilia

SOURCE:  Remnants of the Basilica Aemilia (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 13 August 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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