Evidence in Italy

The most famous of Rome’s seven hills is Palatine Hill.  In its immediate vicinity are the Circus Maximus, the Coliseum, and the Roman Forum.  Archaeological evidence suggests people lived here as far back as the 10th Century BC. According to Roman mythology, this is the spot...

The Imperial Forums were a series of public squares constructed by various Roman rulers between 46 BC and 113 AD.  Often motivated by a desire to please the populace, these civic areas were designed to improve everyday life and beautify the city.  As city centers...

Rome is called the city on “Seven Hills”.  Of these, Capitoline Hill is considered the most historic (and sacred).  This is where the oldest temples were located – including the Temple to Jupiter and the Capitoline Triad (Temple for Jupiter, Juno, and their daughter Minerva). ...

Palestrina, or ancient Praeneste, is situated about 23 miles to the east of Rome on a spur of Mount Prenestini in the Apennine Mountains.  It may go back as far as the 8th Century BC.  It appears that it was part of the Latin League...

Three Taverns is a town about 33 miles from Rome and represents an important confluence of roadway.  The main thoroughfare is the Appian Way. Intersections exist with roads leading to Tusculum, Alba Longa, and Antium.  As a result, this was a frequent meeting place...