Rampa di Domiziano

Ancient Rome

Accessible through the Chiesa di Santa Maria Antiqua, this ramp is actually a vast passageway that allowed the emperors to enter the Roman Forum from their Palatine palaces without being seen. Built by Domitian in the 1st century AD, it originally consisted of seven zig-zag ramps, of which four remain today.

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