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The Via Sacra ( ) is the main street of ancient Romemarker, leading from the top of the Capitoline Hillmarker, through some of the most important religious sites of the Forummarker (where it is the widest street), to the Colosseummarker.

The road was part of the traditional route of the Roman Triumph that began on the outskirts of the city and proceeded through the Roman Forummarker.

In the fifth century B.C., the road was supported by a substructure to protect it from the rain. Later it was paved and during the reign of Nero it was lined with colonnades.

The road provided the setting for many deeds and misdeeds of Rome's history, the solemn religious festivals, the magnificent triumphs of victorious generals, and the daily throng assembling in the Basilicas to chat, throw dice, engage in business, or secure justice.


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