MY TRIP TO ROME
This is Ostia Antica,the old Roman port, about 2,000 years ago. It used to be on the coast but sedimentation has moved the coast about 2 km out.
This mosaic is found at the Forum of the corporations. The mosaics represent the guild, for example, this one possibly was a wild beasts trader.
Ostia made lots of bread and then the bread was shipped up to Rome, or if not, on the Decumanus Maximus which was the main road between Rome and Ostia
This is a top view of a part of Ostia
This is one of the temples in the forum.
The Baths of Neptune
This is one of the mosaics of Neptune riding his 4 horses.
The slaves had to work underneath with the fire to keep the baths warm.
These were the public latrines. The holes on the front were for the sponge stick for the bum.
This is the Decumanus Maximus - the main road through Ostia.
This is the Colosseum from above.
The colosseum was in restorations but it was still impressive.
This is the hippodrome which Domitian had built for foot races of which he was a great fan.
The Roman Forum was the centre of public life.
Trajan's Forum where they would hand out bread to the common people of Rome.
This was Trajan which he had built when he won the wars against the Dacians.
This was the Pantheon - the temple dedicated to all the gods.
This is Hadrian's tomb, also known as Castel St Angelo. It was built as a mausoleum for Hadrian and his family.
This is the Colosseum.
I did a history club presentation of Rome on PowerPoint.