"House of the Vestal Virgins" Roman Forum - Temple of the Vesta - Vestal Virgins Tip by Julius_Caesar

 
 

Originally this was an enormous complex with about 50 rooms on three storeys. The only substantial remains today are some of the rooms around the central courtyard. Overlooking those which once were ponds of water lilies and plump goldfishes, is a row of mostly headless statues of senior Vestals, dating from the 3rd and 4th centuries A.D. If you peep into the series of rooms along the south side, however, you might be able to see the remains of a mill, used for grinding the grain with which the Vestals made a special sacrifical cake. The bakery was next door.

Address: Roman Forum

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  • Written Feb 9, 2005
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