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Roman Forum. Topographical indication of ancient Rome

Roman Forum. Topographical indication of ancient Rome

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Luigi Canina, a well-known 19th-century archaeologist and architect, is the author of the work "Roman Forum. Topographical Indication of Ancient Rome," published in 1841. This work represents an important milestone in topographical and archaeological studies of ancient Rome.

The work focuses on the detailed topographical representation of the Roman Forum, the nerve center of public life in ancient Rome, which included important political, religious and commercial buildings. Canina uses a methodical approach to map and describe the various structures of the Forum, combining field observations with the study of ancient sources and previous archaeological research.

The Roman Forum, located between the Palatine and Capitoline Hill, was originally a marsh area that was reclaimed and paved under the reign of Tarquinius Priscus. During its long history, the Forum underwent numerous structural changes, reflecting the political and social transformations of Rome. Canina, in his work, documents these transformations with precision, illustrating the layout of basilicas, temples, triumphal arches and other significant structures.

Canina's publication is part of a larger context of a revival of archaeological studies in the 19th century, a period in which there was a growing interest in rediscovering and preserving the remains of ancient Rome.
This work provides not only valuable visual documentation but it also contributes to the understanding of the complex urban evolution of the city.


Print on handmade Amalfi paper
Sheet size: 30 x 42 cm
Framed: 32 x 44 cm
Material: artwork printed on very precious handmade Amalfi paper with frayed edges

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