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Part of the Forma Urbis Romae or Severan Marble Plan.  A massive marble map of ancient Rome, created under the emperor Septimius Severus between 203 and 211 CE. It originally measured  60 ft wide by  45 ft high.

Part of the Forma Urbis Romae or Severan Marble Plan. A massive marble map of ancient Rome, created under the emperor Septimius Severus between 203 and 211 CE. It originally measured 60 ft wide by 45 ft high.

A fragment of the Forma Urbis Romae, a giant marble representation of the city of Rome circa 200AD. The plan was 18m wide, is very detailed and surprisingly modern.  For details, see the Stanford U project @ http://formaurbis.stanford.edu/

Magnificent Maps: Power, Propaganda and Art

A fragment of the Forma Urbis Romae, a giant marble representation of the city of Rome circa 200AD. The plan was 18m wide, is very detailed and surprisingly modern. For details, see the Stanford U project @ http://formaurbis.stanford.edu/

Part of the Case Romane del Celio. The Roman houses beneath the Ss. Govanni and Paolo, Rome.

Part of the Case Romane del Celio. The Roman houses beneath the Ss. Govanni and Paolo, Rome.

Ancient Roman couple have been holding hands for 1500 years after being buried together. I want that kind of love.

Ancient Roman couple have been holding hands for 1500 years after being buried together. I want that kind of love.

Trajan is one of the most highly-regarded Roman Emperors in history, being second in 18th-century historian Edward Gibbon's list of "Five Good Emperors."  His impact on Rome was seen everywhere in daily life, and still can be seen to this day.

Trajan is one of the most highly-regarded Roman Emperors in history, being second in 18th-century historian Edward Gibbon's list of "Five Good Emperors." His impact on Rome was seen everywhere in daily life, and still can be seen to this day.

The Nimfeo do Proserpina from the Case Romane del Celio beneath the Ss. Giovanni and Paolo, Rome.

The Nimfeo do Proserpina from the Case Romane del Celio beneath the Ss. Giovanni and Paolo, Rome.

Το ψηφιδωτό με τους μήνες από τον αρχαίο Θύσδρο της Τυνησίας | ΕΥΡΗΜΑΤΑ | LiFO

Το ψηφιδωτό με τους μήνες από τον αρχαίο Θύσδρο της Τυνησίας | ΕΥΡΗΜΑΤΑ | LiFO

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