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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Rome 666

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 space may yet be uncovered on three sides before materially interfering with the streets-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 On the left side of the Forum as we go down, the first one of the ancient buildings yet standing is the front and left side (one story) of a temple dedicated by Emp’ Antoninus in AD 141 to his wife the elder Faustina, and afterwards dedicated to Antoninus himself- having six plain columns in the front and four
on the ^east^ side with corinthian cap’s and an ornamented frieze

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 A little of the cornice yet remains

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The floor is ^at^ the usual depth below the street.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Within it, has been built the modern church of “San Lorenzo in Miranda” projecting above the noble ruin- like beggar boys in gentlemens xxxx – cast-off boots-

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 A little farther, turning to the left a few steps into a side street brings us in front of the half buried two columns which probably belonged to the temple of Minerva— some say “Temple of the Penates”. The only survivors of the wreck- But that little piece of cornice, entableture [sic] and supporting columns speak of a departed nation not likely to be soon equalled on these grounds-

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 A blacksmiths hammer echoes within

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 [-Temple of Faustina-]

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