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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 665 Rome

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 the street, fifteen or twenty feet from the rostrum, is the “Miliareum [sic] Aureum” or central point from which the Roman milestones were reckoned-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Passing through the arch under the modern street, down further into the Forum, we emerge into the opening xxxx by the “Column of Phocas” erected AD 608 buy Smaragdus in honor of the tyrant Phocas, but taken from some ancient building. The shaft is fluted, marble, in five or six sections, with a corinthian [sic] capital- The bottom of the steps, leading to it are about twenty feet below the present level-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 This column stood in front of the “Basilica Julia” which here adjoined the Forum- and a large part of the floors have been cleared, finding many statues and treasures, but no columns standing. This Basilica was extensive and magnificent, built by Caesar and Augustus during the ^1st^ century B.C.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 A small force of excavators are still working and a considerable

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 [-Column of Phocas-]

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