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The Insula dell'Ara Coeli gives an idea of what it was like for the poorer classes in Ancient Rome. An Insula was an apartment building. Unlike our modern apartments, the higher floors were not more desirable. In the case of a fire it was very...More
Insula dell'Ara Coeli or Insula Romano is a building dating back to the 2nd century AD which was an example of how the normal citizens lived in the imperial part of Rome. Located close to the Bascilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli at the bottom...More
Insula dell’Ara Coeli is an apartment block made of stone dating back to the 2nd century. It is located at the base of Capitoline Hill close to the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli. The building, partly visible from the outside, stands five floors high...More
Insula dell'Ara Coeli is the site where ruins were found of a building dating back to the second century. It was discovered back in the 1920s when work was being undertaken for the huge monument just above it! It is meant to be an example...More
Found when buildings were being destroyed or moved in order to build the National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II, these are ancient Roman residential buildings -- basically apartments -- with the traditional commercial space on the ground floor, now far below the modern ground level....More
The Insulae in Rome was discovered in 1927 when a church was destroyed to build a monument to Victor Emmanuel, the first king of Italy. The Insulae is example of a condominium/apartment building build of brick instead of wood. It dates back to 2nd century...More
Somehow the massive Monument project did not gobble up (and spit out) this 2nd century treasure. It abuts the gigantic Monument to the first king of Italy, that big, white wedding-cake construction with the elevator up to the top. Modern construction and appetites often destroy...More