Roman Forum - 3D View

3D Image

Lithodomos VR
by
published on 08 October 2018

The home of Roman civic and social life, the Roman Forum lay in the very heart of Roman cultural topography. Nestled amidst the greatest monuments of Rome - the Colosseum, the Palatine Hill, the Capitoline complex and the Circus Maximus - the forum itself was home to some of the most fascinating monuments of Roman religion and history: the Temple of Divine Caesar, which you can see in the distance, and the centre of the first of the Imperial cults. This viewpoint positions you at the base of the Basilica Aemilia, which was constructed under the patronage of Lucius Aemilius Lepidus Paullus in the last quarter of the 2nd century BCE. Basilicas were used for political meetings and commerce in this period; only much later did the word ‘basilica’ become attached to Christian architecture. Along the roof of this building were colossal statues of Parthian prisoners. Around you, you can see the tall columns that supported statues of notable Romans from history, as well as the complex of buildings that rises up behind the arch of Constantine: the Capitoline Hill. Take note of the many commemorative arches, statues and monuments crowding this place, as well as the two speaking platforms at either side of the forum, the ‘rostrae’.


About the Author

Lithodomos VR
Don't Wonder. Witness. Digital historical, immersive, experiences for tourism, education and entertainment.

Help us write more

We're a small non-profit organisation run by a handful of volunteers. Each article costs us about $50 in history books as source material, plus editing and server costs. You can help us create even more free articles for as little as $5 per month, and we'll give you an ad-free experience to thank you! Become a Member

Cite This Work

APA Style

VR, L. (2018, October 08). Roman Forum - 3D View. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image3d/320/

Chicago Style

VR, Lithodomos. "Roman Forum - 3D View." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 08, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image3d/320/.

MLA Style

VR, Lithodomos. "Roman Forum - 3D View." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 08 Oct 2018. Web. 21 Aug 2019.

Remove Ads

Advertisement