Pubblicato da Shazarch il 13 Mar 2023

Via Sacra

Regal and Imperial Rome - Rome

Archaeological site

<p>The Via Sacra is the most important and ancient road in the Foro valley in Rome. Its name derives from the peace treaty signed by Romulus and Titus Tatius after the Sabine women were kidnapped. In the regal age, it was a sacred path connecting the Regia, the Comitium, and the Arx Capitolina. The Via was external to the city and was later included in the pomerium. It was monumentalized in the imperial age and underwent several regularization processes.</p>

<p>The Via Sacra was a ceremonial road for the investiture of power, and it played a crucial role in almost all of ancient Rome's history. The Via Sacra's pavement was reconstructed during the Augustan age, and it traversed the entire valley on which the Roman Forum was later built. The road was initially a residential area, but it later became a commercial district. The Basilica of Massenzio, the Temple of Antonino and Faustina, the Temple of Venus and Rome, and the Temple of the Divine Romulus are among the many monuments built along the Via Sacra. Churches such as the Basilica of Saints Cosma and Damiano reused the Temple of Romulus as a vestibule.</p>

<p>The road was also used for triumphal processions, with the most significant one starting from the Arch of Titus and ending at the Arch of Septimius Severus.</p>