3d model and reconstruction


For the reconstruction of the Septizodium several elements give us clear evidence: the plan in the marble Forma Urbis, some Renaissance prints dating to the end of the 16th century when most of the monument was still standing, and data from recent archaeological excavations.

The reconstruction of the Septizodium is part of the large and complex reconstruction of the area around the Circus Maximus and Palatine Hill.

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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In the southeast corner of the Palatine, connected to the majestic structure of the Domus Severiana, was the Septizodium, a sort of monumental façade, quite visible from the Appian Way in the direction of Rome.

The structure, built by Septimius Severus was a great, multi-story nymphaeum with numerous columns. This edifice, still partially preserved until the 16th century, was demolished by order of Sixtus V.

All that remains of it are a floor plan in the marble Forma Urbis of Septimius Severus, some Renaissance drawings, and a few ruins of the building brought to light by recent excavations.