The Forum

Just like Roman Forum, the Forum in Pompeii served as the town’s hub of activity and commerce.

The forum was also the site of Pompeii’s marketplace, as well as its court and bathhouses

The basilica courthouse adopted the same cross-shaped layout later used in Christian churches.

The city’s temples – the Temples of Venus, Apollo, and Jupiter can still be found there.

The Forum’s square used to resemble an open space with a generally uniform shape and structure. 

The actual forum you visit today was constructed in the 3rd and 2nd century BC, and now you can see Mount Vesuvius from the forum.

It’s easy to picture the daily bustle of activity at this location before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Featured Image: Pompeiisites.org

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