Regia

3d model and reconstruction

Regia

Our reproduction of the Regia is part of the large and complex reconstruction of the area of 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.

Apart from the images in the viewer, on request, it is possible to have videos or other images from different perspectives.

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Short history of

Regia

According to Festus the Regia was the “house of the king.”

The interior of the Regia had two shrines, one dedicated to Mars, the god of war, and the other to Ops, the goddess of the harvest. The archives of the pontifices were conserved here, as well as the calendars of the city, and the twelve sacred shields of Mars, which were carried in procession through the city on the occasion of religious feasts.

This building was located on the Via Sacra on the east side of the Forum. A narrow street separated it from the Atrium Vestae with which it probably formed a unified complex in topographical and functional terms.

The Regia was built at the end of the 7th century BC, replacing several older cabins. At the beginning of the following century it was destroyed by a fire and immediately rebuilt, but with a different plan than the original. At the end of the 6th century, following two more renovations, the Regia took on the form which was preserved until the Imperial age and which can still be observed today.

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