Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ostia Antica

So on Tuesday we visited Ostia Antica. Ostia (which means 'mouth' in Latin) was the ancient port for the city of Rome. It was later replaced when the city outgrew it, and then the river moved and it was kind of abandoned and forgotten, which means it is in great shape. It's a lot like Pompeii, with very well preserved buildings, etc.

This is a picture of what was the main gate from the river harbor.
And the fancy public toilet.
This is the main temple in the forum, called the Capitolium.
This is a nice view of one of the largest buildings.
And another general view.

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