Photographs from Italy: Rome

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Coliseum from ancient Rome

 

Column of Trajan adjacent to the Roman Forum

 

 

Pantheon

Note the embedded circular arches in the wall. 

             

 

Colossus of Constantine statue of Constantine the Great (c. 280-337)

 

 

St. Peter’s Basilica and Piazza San Pietro

       

 

Statue of Laocoön and his Sons in the Vatican

attributed by Pliny the Elder to the sculptors Agesander, Athenodoros, and Polydorus.

 

 

Statue of the philosopher Giordano Bruno in the Campo de' Fiori

Bruno was burned alive at the stake as a heretic by the Roman Inquisition in 1600 for holding a belief in the plurality of worlds (amongst other things). 

 

 

 

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