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67. Perspective of three Religions in one Photography Storyline.

Updated: Mar 21, 2020

By - Giulio D'Ercole

Everyday thousands of people visit the ancient Roman Forums, admiring what, for many centuries, was the center of day-to-day life in Rome.

Here triumphal processions ,elections, public speeches, criminal trials, gladiatorial matches and the nucleus of commercial affairs took place, in the bustling life of the biggest and most powerful town of ancient times.

Unfortunately, what we can see today is not the mind-boggling splendor of those times, but only its remaining, its ruins.... and, still, none of the 4.5 million yearly visitors, can stay indifferent walking through those paths and streets that were once adorned by statues and monuments commemorating the city's great men.

In this site many buildings were dedicated to shrines and temples, as well as many were the ancient former royal residences: the Regia(8th century BC), the Temple of Vesta (7th century BC), the complex of the Vestal Virgins, the Umbilicus Urbis and the Vulcanal (Shrine of Vulcan).

But Rome is also known, worldwide, as the Eternal City, and the eternal city passed from Paganism to Christianity, hosting also Hebraism.

The shot I recently took in one of my tours, shows exactly that time string, and in the perspective carefully chosen with my camera, the three religions are aligned one after the other: the remaining of a Roman Column, the roof of the Synagogue in the Jewish Ghetto and the Dome of Saint Peter's church in the Vatican City.

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