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Basilica Emilia

Basilica Aemilia

The Basilica Aemilia (Italian: Basilica Emilia) was a structure in Rome that once stood in the Forum. Its remains survive to this day.

History[]

Destroyed when the Visigoths sacked Rome, clues for the Basilica's primary purpose is left behind. When the occupants fled, they dropped coins which remained in the tile floor as the building was set aflame.[1]

After the smoke cleared and the attack was over, the coins had been welded to the basilica floor from the extreme heat, suggesting that the main function of the Basilica was as offices for money lenders or tax-collectors.[1]

During the 16th century of the Renaissance, the Basilica was visited by the Italian Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze.[2]

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