Basilica of Maxentius

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Basilica of Maxentius

The reconstruction of the Basilica of Maxentius is part of the large and complex reconstruction of the area around the Colosseum and the Fora. The definition of the monument on an urban scale is ideal for bird’s eye views, particularly spectacular in this area which includes the most famous monuments in the ancient city.

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Basilica of Maxentius

On the east side of the Roman Forum, and behind the Forum of Peace, rises the great Basilica of Maxentius. Its construction was begun by Maxentius and completed after his death by Constantine: the great structure (100 X 65 meters) is formed by three naves, with the largest in the center rising to a height of 35 meters and covered by a single vault with three cross-vaults supported by pilasters. The smaller naves were subdivided into three rooms covered by barrel vaults with coffered ceilings.

A considerable part of the north nave is still conserved and it is possible to admire the beauty of its coffered ceiling.

The inside walls of the building were broken up by niches for statues, the most important of which was surely the one of Constantine situated in a room to the west of the central nave.

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