Picture of the Capitoline Hill or “Capitolium”

In this 18th century print of the Capitol in Rome we can see an obvious effort to show a square layout of walls around a sanctuary which was quite likely meant to be the temple to Jupiter or to the Capitoline Triad. We know this temple was started under the reign of the 7 kings of Rome and archeological research has demonstrated it to be of Etruscan inspiration rather than the rather Renaissance looking structure here which is reminiscent of San Giovanni in Laterano or Saint Peter’s basilica.

An ancient Roman triumph parade through a triumphal arch like the arch of Constantine (this thumbnail is a section!) Several triumphal arches pictures are shown further below.


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