The Curia Julia was the building of the Roman Senate, where the emperors and the senators met to discuss important affairs. This much restored building was completed by Augustus in 28 BC, and is located a few metres away from the Arco di Settimio Severo, featured in my The Forum
upload. Today it's home to a small museum housing antiquities from the 1st - 3rd centuries AD, some of which I've shown here - it's amazing how well-preserved they are after 2,000 years. They were, of course, housed behind glass in cases, and I pressed the camera lens close up to the glass to try to avoid reflections as much as possible.
Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Photomatix Pro and Photoshop Elements 11
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Museo Della Curia Julia
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