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Map of Rome Forma Urbis Romae

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Map of Rome Forma Urbis Romae
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View looking south across the Via dei Fori Imperiali at the north side of the Basilica of Saints Cosma and Damiano.  The brick wall, left of the main entrance—in white marble—is the only remaining wall of a room that was attached to the actual Temple of Peace.  The actual Temple of Peace—if remains still exist—is probably under the Via dei Fori Imperiali.  I may have been standing just above the sanctuary as I took this picture.

On this brick wall were affixed 150 marble blocks—note the holes in the wall where they were attached to this wall.  This marble rectangle measured 59 ft. by 42 ft. and on it was inscribed a MAP of the city of Rome!  The map is called the Forma Urbis Romae and was executed during the rule of Septimius Severus, between 205 and 208.  Only small fragments of it have been found to–date.           

Note the excavations underway just this side of the brick wall—where the Temple of Peace was located.