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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 the blackened walls, but the ancient floors lie undefiled many feet below.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Part of the ancient structure has been incorporated into the church of “Saints Cosma and Damiano” erected about thirteen hundred years ago and contains several good mosaics of that date-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 A little farther on- opposite to the lower end of the Forum, are the extensive brick ruins of the “Basilica of constantine,” which for a long time were believed to be the ruins of Vespasians temple of Peace, but the latter was burned, and Maxentius (AD 308) erected there a Basilica and his conqueror, one of the Constantines altered it- The most interesting part left for our criticism is that of the three colossal arches which although of brick, have, for nearly nineteen centuries, withstood the ravages of time, like rock- and have furnished the architect of Saint Peters church and many others with a fine sample of arches-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Within, the walls are elaborately pannelled [sic] for the reception of Stucco.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Undoubtedly the floors of this Basilica were much lower than at present

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Near this point of the Forum formerly stood an archway, the Arcus Fabianus”, dedicated in 123 B.C. To Fabius Maximus conqueror of the Allobrogi”-

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 In the opposite corner of

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 [ No 2038 Tempio della Minerva (Roma)]

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