The Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine (Italian: Basilica di Massenzio), sometimes known as the Basilica Nova—meaning "new basilica"—or Basilica of Maxentius, is an ancient building in the Roman Forum, Rome, Italy. It was the largest building in the Forum, and the last Roman basilica built in the city.
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Milen Dimitrov | Jul 13, 2018
This building was the largest ever built on the Roman Forum, and was known as Basilica Nova. It was used for a court-house, and for gathering of large number of Romans. It housed the giant statue of Constantine, now standing in the Capitoline Museum. Instead of having columns to support the ceiling, there were arches and the roof was not flat, so its weight could be held by the arches. Only the north facade is now still standing. Despite this fact, when entering the Basilica, one feels so small and could imagine how did the ordinary Roman citizen felt in front of the court.
Rasp Berry | Apr 26, 2018
Halfly preserved remains of huge roman basilica, you can recognize in the dome concrete, "coffer" elements similar of those in Pantheon which explains how it survived for so long. The biggest roman structure that can be seen on Forum.
elias ziade | Nov 22, 2017
Gargantuan building leaves you wondering how such a feet was possible thousands of years ago.
Jeremy Genin | Sep 3, 2017
This place is so big, but many people miss it! Check this one out
Stephen Wagner | Dec 9, 2015
A truly massive ruin. It's especially impressive when you consider that only a portion it remains standing; the rest has been lost to time. For safety reasons you can't walk beneath the high arched ceiling, but when standing just a few meters away you'll certainly be able to appreciate the structure's grandeur.
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