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Three Thousand Years in Nine Days – Day Seven

Another beautiful sunny spring day. Arriving in Ostia Antica from Rome I followed the crowd from the train to the ancient port of Rome. Though Ostia is away from the sea now, the River Tiber having silted up the port centuries ago, I could smell the salt in the air. The entrance of the archaeological site begins at the ancient road […]

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Three Thousand Years in Nine Days – Day Three

Another warm and sunny day in Rome. Perfect weather for roaming among the ruins. The Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheatre I remember the first time seeing the interior of the Colosseum and being disappointed, I think because I had already seen the amphitheatre in Nimes which is in better condition. Nothing much has changed, of course, but they did […]

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Three Thousand Years in Nine Days – Day Two

A warm and sunny spring day is perfect for walking around the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and the Capitoline Museums. The Roman Forum There are so many things to see in the Roman Forum. Big iconic structures with lots of known history, and little bits of marble with their stories untold. The Temple of Antoninus and Faustina dates from […]

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