Ancient Rome: Images and Pictures
over 240 photographs by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
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Contents of These Pages:
Tiber River, Tiber Island and environs
Tiber Bridges, incl. Pons Fabricius (w/ Quattro Capi), Pons Cestius, Pons
Aemilius, and Pons Mulvius
Tiber Island, incl. Church of San Bartolomeo and evidence of ancient Asclepius
Descriptions and dates of all ten ancient bridges
Statues and Temples of Asclepius, the Healing
several statues from the Vatican Museum and from the Naples Archaeological
various Asclepius statues and shrines in the Borghese Gardens, Rome
evidence of the ancient Asclepius shrine on the Tiber Island, Rome
The Arch of Constantine (30 photos):
general overviews of the East and West Façades
close-ups of the Friezes, Medallions, and Statues
Roman Forum and Arch of Titus
Temples of Saturn, of Vespasian, of Julius Caesar, etc.
Curia, Rostra, Lapis Niger, Column of Phocas, etc.
Temple and House of the Vestals
Basilica of Aemilia, of Julia, of Constantine
Arch of Septimius Severus; Arch of Titus
Roman Colisseum (Flavian Amphitheater) (12 photos):
Exterior and Interior Overviews
Close-ups of Some Details
Imperial Fora and Trajan's Column (11 photos):
Temple of Minerva
Temple of Mars Ultor
Relief Maps of Ancient Rome
Palatine Hill and Other Sites Around Rome (16 photos):
Sites on the Palatine Hill
Round Temple at the Forum Boarium
Pyramid of Gaius Cestius
Ostia: The Ancient Port of Rome (33 photos):
The Synagogue at Ostia
The Capitolium and the Forum of Ostia
The Theater and the Forum of the Corporations
Temple of Cybele in the Campus Magnae Martis
The Mithreum of Felicissimus
Pompeii: esp. the House of the Surgeon (18 photos):
House of the Surgeon
Model of Pompeii, Naples Archaeological Museum
Other Views in and around Pompeii
Two Inscriptions in Latin and English Translation
Herculaneum: at the Foot of Mt. Vesuvius
Exterior Views of Streets and Buildings
Remains of Charred Wood
Ancient Villa overlooking the Mediterranean
Maps and Illustrations from Samuel Ball
The Topography and Monuments of Ancient Rome (1904)
Maps of Ancient Rome, and Rome ca. 1900
Plans of the Roman Forum and Imperial Fora
Plans of the Capitoline and Palatine Hills
Sketch of the Tiber Island
Four Ancient Construction Methods
Most of the photos on the above pages were taken in March 1994 during a two-week study tour of Rome and Southern Italy.
Thanks to the Department of Religious Studies at Yale University for a grant that covered many of our travel expenses.
Thanks to my colleague, Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles, for contributing some additional photos, as noted in each case.
Thanks also to Bill Thayer (see his Lacus Curtius) for several corrections and helpful comments,
and to several of my student assistants at LMU for help in maintaining this website.
See also my photos of the Churches of Rome
See also my photographic Impressions of Italy
Other Websites with Materials and Images of Ancient Rome and Italy Supersites, with lots of Hyperlinks:
- including a virtual tour of Ancient Rome, pictures of the Roman Forum, and other helpful resources; by David Camden Forum Romanum
Daily Life in Classical Antiquity - very fine collection of "Class Notes" with many links and large bibliographies for Ancient Greece and Rome; by John Porter, University of Saskatchewan
History Link 101's Ancient Rome - links for Roman Art, Daily Life, Maps, Pictures, etc.; by Eric Rymer
Lanciani: - maps of ancient Rome; originally published 1893-1901 Forma Urbis Romae - new link 2/07
ROMARCH - discussion group and searchable website focusing on Roman Art and Archaeology; now hosted at University of Michigan
Rome Project - large collections of resources divided into several categories, by the Dalton School
WWW Sites Relating to the Ancient Mediterranean - very comprehensive collection, compiled by Dr. K. C. Hanson Images and Information about Ancient Rome in General:
- Bill Thayer's main page on Ancient Rome, with lots of indices and subcategories LacusCurtius: Into the Roman World
Daily Life in Ancient Rome - eclectic information on Roman architecture, politics, food, wine, etc.
Encyclopædia Romana - large, informative, attractive site with several splendid maps of ancient Rome; by James Grout
Maecenas: Images of Ancient Greece and Rome - large number of photos of monuments, ruins, cities, etc.; by Leo Curran
Monuments of Rome - subpages for all the major monuments/museums in Rome (but some bad links); by the Roma 2000 staff
Roma Antiqua - nice site with virtual tour, but only in German
Roma Sotterranea / Subterranean Rome - high-tech site with fascinating material, by Marco Placidi; includes a good MAP of modern Rome
The Rome Map - "Panoramic images of sights and attractions in Rome" (part of "Panoramic Earth"; both modern sites and ancient ruins) -- updated link 05/07
Topograhpical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, by Samual Ball Platner (London: Oxford University Press, 1929)
Vedute di Roma - large collection of images of the city of Rome (photographs and engravings), by Kalervo Koskimies
Virtual Roma - "dedicated to the city's LESS FAMOUS sites, monuments, legends and cultural aspects"; by Andrea Pollett
Visual Compendium of Roman Emperors - images compiled by Justin Paola, University of Arizona
All Roads Lead to Rome - a fun little collection of this phrase in lots of languages Specific Locations and Museums in Rome:
Christian Catacombs of Rome - dozens of pictures, lots of good scholarly info, esp. on the Catacombs of Saint Callixtus
International Catacomb Society - pictures, maps, glossary, bibliography, etc., with special focus on the Jewish catacombs
Imperial Fora - official website of municipally sponsored excavations of the Forums in Rome, includes a nice map and livecam!
St. Peter's Basilica - very extensive and detailed new website with plenty of photos, floorplans, documents, etc., not just on the Basilica itself, but also on St. Peter's Square and the rest of Vatican City.
Significant Previous Sites no longer online:
"Roman Forum: Through the Ages" - detailed history, explanations, definitions, images, maps, plans, etc.; by Mike Zimmerman, Trinity College
"Ancient World Web" - by Julia Hayden (
closed 2005 - see http://www.julen.net/ancient/)
This page was last updated on
December 13, 2013
Copyright © 1994--2012 by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.