|The location where Caesar's ashes used to be|
|Temple of Caesar by model maker, Lasha Tskhondia|
The Circus Maximus was a chariot racetrack in Rome first constructed in the 6th century BCE.
CREATED BY- Tarquinius Priscus, the fifth king of Rome, created a track between the Palatine and Aventine hills.
MANY REBUILDS- There was a fire in 31 CE (AD) that burned the wooden structure. It was rebuilt and burned down again in 64 CE (AD) when Nero was emperor (and Rome burned). After yet another fire the Circus was rebuilt by Trajan in 103 AD. The Roman Empire was at the height of its power and the new Circus Maximus reflected this status. The Circus was now a stone construction, three stories high. When it was rebuilt that time, it was more than 600 meters long and 150 meters wide (2000x500ft)!
|The Circus Maximus in 2016|
|A really hot looking Gladiator|
MORE GLADIATORS! - Of course, any time we can toss in a picture of a gladiator, we're going to do it. : )
|What Circus Maximus looked like when built- very long!|
OTHER PICTURES - There were so many ruins of different buildings within the ancient Roman ruins area that it would take all day to name them. If you're interested to know more about them check out the book "Rome" by R.A. Staccioli. We bought a copy and it shows current photos and drawings of how the buildings looked when built.
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|The Square of the Roman Forum|