Forum Boarium (crs)

Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)
Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)
Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)
Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)
Casa dei Crescnzi
Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)
Casa dei Crescnzi
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Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)
Fountain of Tritons
Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)
Fountain of Tritons
Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)
Santa Maria in Cosmedin
Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)
Santa Maria in Cosmedin
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Santa Maria in Cosmedin
      
Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)
The Mouth of Truth
Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)
Santa Maria in Cosmedin
Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)
Santa Maria in Cosmedin
Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)
Santa Maria in Cosmedin
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Santa Maria in Cosmedin, floor
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Santa Maria in Cosmedin, floor
      
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Santa Maria in Cosmedin, floor
Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)
Temple of Portunus
Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)
Temple of Portunus
Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)
Temple of Portunus
Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)
Temple of Portunus
Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)
Temple of Portunus
      
Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)
Temple of Portunus
Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)
Temple of Portunus
Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)
Temple of Portunus
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Temple of Portunus
Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)
Temple of Hercules Victor
Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)
Temple of Hercules Victor
      
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Temple of Hercules Victor
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Temple of Hercules Victor
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Temple of Hercules Victor
Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)
Temple of Hercules Victor

 

Forum Boarium (Piazza Bocca della Veritá)

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The Forum Boarium was the cattle forum of Ancient Rome and the oldest forum that Rome possessed.  It was located at a flat place near the Tiber between the Capitoline, the Palatine and Aventine hills.  The first bridges were built in this area.  The Boarium was by the premier port of Rome and experienced intense commercial activity.  The Forum Boarium was the site of the first gladiatorial contest at Rome (264 BC).  The site was also a religious center housing the Temple of Hercules Victor and the Temple of Portunus.  The Temple of Hercules Victor is a circular peristyle building dating from the 2nd century BC.  It consists of a colonnade of Corinthian columns arranged in a concentric ring around the cylindrical cella.  It is the earliest surviving marble building in Rome.  The Temple of Portunus is a rectangular building built between 100 and 80 BC.  It consists of a tetrastyle portico and cella mounted on a podium reached by a flight of steps.  The four Ionic columns of the portico are free-standing, while the six columns on the long sides and four columns at the rear are engaged along the walls of the cella.  It is built of tuff and travertine with a stucco surface.  At the end of the Roman Empire, the area contained shops.  Both temples were converted to Christian churches.

Also in the piazza is the Basilica Santa Maria in Cosmedin, 8th century. On the portico of the basilica is La Bocca della Veritá, The Mouth of Truth, 1st century.

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