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Il Foro Romano in Fotografia by Giuseppe Ninci
Il Foro Romano in Fotografia by Giuseppe Ninci

Il Foro Romano in Fotografia, 1868

Giuseppe Ninci

Despite its yellowing creases and faded surface, this folding panoramic image of the ruins of the Roman Forum still manages to communicate the magnificence of the sweeping vista. It also gives us a sense of how breathtaking it must have been for early photographers, and the armchair travelers who viewed their images, to take in these sights for the first time. The Forum itself was a massive public plaza, around which were clustered some of Rome’s most important buildings. The seven-columned structure at center was the Temple of Saturn. The three fluted columns at left are the remains of the Temple of Castor and Pollux, the mythological twin sons of Zeus.

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The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
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