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March 17, 2011
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Judging from this photo taken by Los Angeles Times reader "reza_239," this place is a little run down. No wonder, considering that it dates back to ancient times -- though I'd say it's not too shabby. In its day, the Roman Forum was the most important of the city's forums, serving as a place of religious worship, public meetings and government activity. Various caesars treaded on these hallowed grounds.

Flash forward a couple of thousand years or so, and the Forum is one of Rome's most popular tourist attractions. For less than 10 euros (about $14), you can explore ancient Rome. Structures that have survived the years include the Temple of the Deified Caesar, the Temple of Vesta and the Arch of Titus.

Can't afford to visit Rome anytime soon? Tour the Roman Forum through Google Maps:

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Interested in feedback from Los Angeles Times photographers? Come join us at the Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show Saturday and Sunday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Panel topics include tips for better travel photos and family vacation photos made easy.

View past photos we've featured. To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery. When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when. The more we know about the photo, the more likely it is that we'll feature it in our daily "Your Scene" posts here. To help us credit you properly, please include your name and city of residence.

-- Jason La

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