Basilica di Massenzio

Ancient Rome

With its vast arched vaults, this hulking brick construction is the largest building on the Roman Forum. Started by the Emperor Maxentius and finished by Constantine in 315, it originally covered an area of approximately 100m by 65m, roughly three times what it now occupies.

A colossal statue of Constantine, pieces of which are on display at the Capitoline Museums, was unearthed here in 1487.

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