¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 After having so thoroughly examined Romes [sic] ancient ruins and their history I was much interrested in studying the statuary of the Roman Emperors large commanding figures with large necks and short hair hanging over their forheads-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 A handsome large rotunda was built to contain a large mosaic floor, and a splendid red porphyry basis forty feet in circumfarance [sic], in a single piece, found in the baths of Diocletian
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Around it in niches are fine colossal statues, the most celebrated of which is the gilt bronze statue of Hercules discovered in 1864 while restoring the foundations of the Biscioni-Righetti Palace built over the ruins of Pompeys large stone theatre, for which Pius 9th paid $45.000.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Adjoining this room is a room containing to [sic] immense sarcophagii each of a single piece of red porphyry, polished, and covered with alto relievo of the later Roman age quite inferior to that of “B.C.”- One was the tomb of St Constantia daughter of Constantine the great.The other contained the remains of Emps Helena mother of Constantine. It was found four miles outside of Porta Maggiore on the Labicana way- and $90.000. was expended in repairing it.