Biblioteca di Geografia Storica. Vol. ii. Pinna, by Giovanni Colasanti; vol. iii. Aquinum, by Eliseo Grossi. Loescher: Rome, 1907. 8vo. 2 vols. Pp., 125;, 210. 1 plan; 2 maps and 7 illustrations in text. Price 5 lire; 8 lire.
Since the date of my last report upon this subject there has been little to chronicle in regard to the excavations in the Forum. The work of clearing the superficial strata which cover the remainder of the site of the Basilica Aemilia is proceeding somewhat slowly, and the level at which interesting discoveries may be expected has not yet been reached. Nor is the Forum Museum as yet ready. New discoveries have been confined to small excavations on the S.E. and (...) the S.W. sides of the Arch of Titus, where large blocks of travertine, which originally belonged to some other building, and floors in concrete and opus spicatum, with foundations and drains below them, have been found, orientated more or less in correspondence with the older Sacra Via. Two parallel walls at a lower level, however, of large blocks of tufa may well be connected with the earlier temple of Jupiter Stator, which preceded the massive concrete foundation of the temple as we have it, which is orientated with the temple of Venus and Rome and the Arch of Titus. (shrink)