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Notes on the Geography of Italy: Classical Rome 1: Photo 24

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Back in the Roman Forum and continuing west: the Basilica of Constantine opened to the west from its south aisle. Here are fragments of the porphyry columns that supported the vanished portico overlooking the Sacra Via. Because of its associations with imperial purple, porphyry was a prized stone, notwithstanding the difficulty of quarrying it in Upper Egypt and getting it to Rome. For more on porphyry, see Turkey: Constantinople.

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