National Geographic : 1938 Oct
Photograph by LUCE from ENIT FROM THIS RUIN-STREWN PATCH OF GROUND, ROME FOR CENTURIES RULEDTHE WESTERN WORLD Reverently, Italian archeologists carry on the work of restoring and preserving the time-battered Roman Forum, built where aswamp once oozed. The maze of shattered arches, temples, and basilicas includes parts of the structures of many centuries. At the left is the Palatine Hill where the Caesars lived. Beyond the three standing columns of the Temple of Castor and Pollux and ranked column bases of the Basilica Julia rises the Capitoline Hill. Iron bars help support statues.