Roman Forum - Via Sacra, Rome

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    Via Sacra

    by croisbeauty Written Nov 25, 2011

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    The Forum Romanum (Foro Romano) was crossed by the Via Sacra (Sacred Way), which led to the Capitol Hill. During Roman times it served as the route of the triumphal processions of victorious generals laden with booty and followed by prisoners.
    Via Sacra is also connecting Rorum Romanum and the Colosseum.

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    Via Sacra

    by Tijavi Updated Oct 17, 2009

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    The name says it all. Latin for Sacred Road, Via Sacra is the main street of ancient Rome lined with temples, and government buildings. Walking through today's ruins, one could only imagine how it was during the Roman times. It runs from the

    Senators and their colleagues discussing politics or plotting murders, military heroes basking in glorious adoration, traders selling exotic wares from far-flung colonies of the empire, slaves being auctioned to highest bidders, and ordinary Romans going about their daily lives. Imagine...

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    Via Sacra

    by rcsparty Updated Sep 6, 2006

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    This road through the Forum is a test of your walking skills. Walking down this road makes you wonder how half the Roman legions didn't have broken ankles. Be very careful, and only the brave or strong take strollers or push buggys through here.

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    via sacra

    by doug48 Updated Jul 25, 2006

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    pictured is the via sacra in the center of the roman forum. on the right is the temple of saturn, in the center is the basilica julia, the ruins of julius caesar's law courts, and to the left is the single column of phocas. the column of phocas was erected in 608 AD in honor of the byzantine emperor phocas.

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    One of Rome's most ancient roads ~ Via Sacre

    by Jenniflower Updated May 23, 2006

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    We walked (and struggled with the buggy!) into the Forum via the Via Sacre, an ancient Roman road (our tour guide told us possibly the oldest road in Rome) leading from the coliseum to the Forum.

    The cobblestones here are extremely difficult to walk on if you need any walking help, and even for able walkers, you need to be careful not to twist your ankle!

    I have added this info onto a warning tip too, as it needs one I feel.

    At the end of this ancient road is the Arch of Titus.

    Then you enter the Forum itself :)

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    Via Sacra

    by illumina Updated Apr 25, 2006

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    The Sacred Way, the oldest street in Rome, ran through the Roman Forum from the Arch of Titus up to the Capitoline. Triumphal processions of victorious generals in horse-drawn chariots parading their prisoners and spoils of war, and followed by their soldiers, would pass along the street to the temple of Jupiter on the Capitol, where they would make sacrifices.

    This is the best way to get from the Colosseum to the Palatine and Roman Forum, it gives you a real sense of walking where the ancient Romans walked.

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    Roman Forum

    by fishandchips Written Jan 30, 2006

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    The Via Sacra (Sacred Way) was the Broadway of ancient Rome in the heart of the Forum. It was built in the marshy land between the Palatine and Capitoline hills and was pretty much 'main st' Rome. All that is left today is ruins and fragments, an arch or two, and lots of overturned boulders. There are still a few things to see though such as a partly rebuilt House of the Vestal Virgins, bits of the Temple of Saturn, Arch of Septimius Severus and the Umbilicus Urbus, the rounded stone considered the center of Rome and of the entire Roman Empire!

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    the Forum, Via Sacre

    by tompt Written Jan 24, 2004

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    We walked into the Forum (entrance free) over the Via Sacre. An ancient Roman road leading from the coloseum to the Forum. Look were you walk, because it is easy to sprain an ankle here...
    It is hard to imagine horses and wagons riding these roads. They must have been hurt sometimes stepping just beside the larges stones.... But on some spots it is very obvious the wagons came often, since there are tracks cut into the stones.
    At the end of this picture the next arch is situated. It is the arch of Titus.

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    Regia

    by aliante1981 Written Jan 8, 2004

    Regia (standing on the other side of the Via Sacra close to the main entrance), the rulers’ palace and the temple, was built precisely on the spot were Julius Caesar’s body was burnt after assassination. The remains of this construction remind that there was once emperors’ residence. Caesar lived on the spot (though in another building, of course!) since he was the religious head, too.

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    Via Sacra

    by aliante1981 Written Jan 8, 2004

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    This ancient road - which name translates into English as ‘the Sacred Road’ - is an ideal way for you to get your brief overview of the Roman Forum, because the road crosses it, starting near Coliseum and covering the main sightseeing highlights: Curia, Arch of Titus, Temple of Romulus, Twin Temple of Roma and Venus, Lapis Niger, and many other interesting and important things.

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    Walk Into History

    by mrclay2000 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    This ancient view comprehends the Via Sacra, the oldest street in the city running roughly from the Temple of Saturn with its imposing columns to the Arch of Titus farther south (rightmost in the photo). Nearby pylons and fragments contain the earliest known writing in Latin anywhere in the world. The campanile of the 11th century church Santa Maria Nova looms in the distance, followed behind by the brooding Coliseum.

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    Via Sacra (Sacred Way)

    by Willettsworld Written Jul 29, 2005

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    The course of Via Sacra (Sacred Way) was the route through the Forum that religious and triumphal processions took whilst making their way to the Capitol to give thanks at the Temple of Jupiter.

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