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Address: Clivo di Venere Felice
Zone: Rione Campitelli (Foro Romano- Campidoglio-P.Venezia) (Roma centro)
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Estate Romana nelle Biblioteche (Exhibitions) from 2017-06-24 to 2017-09-30

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Those of you who have already visited the Capitoline Museums will certainly have admired the fragment of the colossal statue of Emperor Constantine.
But inside where could a sculpture whose foot alone measured 2 metres have fitted? The answer is simple: in the apse of a 35 metre high building, the Basilica of Maxentius.
First started in 306 A.D. by Maxentius and completed by Constantine, the basilica measured 100 by 65 metres and had a 80 metre long central nave whose roof rested on 8 marble columns. Sadly only the northern nave has survived the test of time, whose lacunar vaults provided inspiration for Renaissance architects.

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Last checked: 2017-06-07 15:26