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  • Roman Architecture By Ian Foster January 2014
  • The Odeon at the base of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece commissioned by Herodes Atticus, an Athenian, but Roman Senator. It was built in memory of his deceased wife.
  • The Pantheon in Rome A view of the Pantheon from my hotel. At night, without the crowds. View slide
  • The Pantheon The ceiling inside. View slide
  • The Vatican St. Peter’s Basilica
  • The Coliseum
  • Columns in the Coliseum
  • The system for lifting things from the basement of Coliseum.
  • Original tiles
  • The Arch of Constantine
  • Circus Maximus the site of ancient Roman chariot racing
  • Castel Sant’Angelo Hadrian’s mausoleum and later a papal fortress
  • The Roman Forum
  • An excavated area showing ancient Rome.