The Palatine Hill

Atop the Palatine Hill are the remains of an ancient temple, presumably dedicated to Jupiter Stator.  This temple was the site of Cicero’s first oration against Cataline in 63 BC.  Around the niches, there are remnants of mosaics, and above the niche to the left is a representation of the Greek Sphynx and the Fleur de Lys of the Farnese family.

The grave of Giacomo Boni (25 April 1859 – 10 July 1925) lies on the Palatine Hill where he had worked as an archeologist.

From the Palatine Hill, there is a magnificent panoramic view of the Roman Forum, including a wide swath of green where the House of the Vestals once stood.  The Colosseum can be seen just outside the Forum.

Temple of Jupiter Stator

Temple of Jupiter Stator

SOURCE:  Temple of Jupiter Stator (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 13 August 2011.

Grave of Giacomo Boni

Grave of Giacomo Boni

SOURCE:  Grave of Giacomo Boni (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 13 August 2011.

The House of the Vestals

The House of the Vestals

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

The Forum and the Colosseum

The Forum and the Colosseum

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

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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