Capitolium erat caput mundi
The project investigates the Capitoline Hill in Rome from the 6th century BC to 4th century AD. Through the study of all available archaeological and textual sources, the topographical and the historical development of the hill are analysed using a holistic approach. The aim is to identify and explain continuities and breaks in the formation and transformation of the urban landscape of the Capitoline Hill. To this purpose, all known monuments (including architecture, sculptures, inscriptions etc.) will be catalogued and studied, attempting to place them in their original context. The use of geographic information system will aid the analysis of the spatial and topographical development of the Capitoline Hill in different phases.