"Recovering" Rome

Circus Maximus
The public building designed for horse-racing

Basilica of Maxentius
Emperor Maxentius never saw his Basilica finished...but this is most likely what it looked like.

House of the Vestal Virgins
Like a modern-day monastery, the House of the Vestal Virgins was a self-contained world of strict morality.

Forum of Caesar
A veritable museum of Greek pictures and sculptures, the Forum naturally also had a statue of Caesar himself.

Colosseum Exterior
The "Colossus" would hold up to 50,000 cheering citizens. Let the games begin!

Colosseum Interior
With the flooring gone, we today can see the underground network of passageways hidden from the Roman spectators.