(11/4/16) – Palatine [Day 1]

The Palatine Hill, looming over 30m’s over the Forum, is again traditionally credited to Romulus and the foundations of the city. Indeed, Iron Age huts (dating from the 9th and 8th Centuries BC) attest to the Archaic origins of this hill. Below is a painted vault from the House of Augustus on the Palatine, you may just be able to make out the small thunderbolts, perhaps this was a sanctuary to protect him from feared thunder and lightning…!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s