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One of the walls of the Aula Regia part of the domus Flavia. Romulus started Rome on Palatine Hill. For centuries Romans built houses here because it was far from the marshlands and the heat and noise of crowds but relatively close to the Forum. After Augustus had consolidated his power, he built a house here to connect himself with the legend of Romulus and help make his emperorship, a novel institution, more secure. This room, 30 meters high, was a sort of throne room.

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