House of the Vestal Virgins, Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy
Forum: 7th century BCE-7th century CE; House: 6th Century BCE-4th Century CE
The House of the Vestal Virgins was the residence of the Vestal Virgins, the high priestesses of the cult of Vesta. The cult of Vesta resided in the same location from the 6th century BCE to the end of the 4th century CE. It is located on the Forum Romanum, just behind the Temple of Vesta, between the Regia and the Palatine Hill.
The Forum Romanum was the political and economic center of Rome during the Republic_access; it held many of the central political, religious and judicial buildings in Rome. It is located in a valley between Capitoline Hill on the west, Palatine Hill on the south, the Velia on the east, and Quirinal Hill and the Esquiline Hill to the north.
The Archivision Collection of Ancient Sites was funded by the Jack Martin Balcer Library Endowment.
Keywords: Italy, Roma, Roman Forum, Foro Romano, Atrium Vestae, Mediterranean. Photographed by Scott Gilchrist, Archivision.