On First Looking At the Palatine Hill

View of the Palatine Hill – Dec 2006, Rome

Not many may know this but the term ‘Palace’ actually derives from the Palatine hill – one of the seven hills in Rome.

Initially the residential address of the ‘who’s who’ in Rome it eventually turned into the playground and residence of the Imperial family. The Palatine hill has always featured a major part in the history of Rome.


8 Comments Add yours

  1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

    Reblogged this on Sukanya Ramanujan.

  2. Lav says:

    looked just as lovely in 2010. 😀

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      And hopefully will look lovely for eternity!!

  3. Nirmala says:

    Impressive! Interesting bit of information!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you. I myself didn’t know this until I read about the Palatine hill 🙂

  4. Little Miss Sunshine says:

    Is that the first instance of a ‘palace’ in all of human civilization?

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Not at all. There were much older palatial structures elsewhere in the world. This I guess was more etymological considering Romance and other languages borrowed words from Latin and so we know a palace as a palace. Other languages describe palaces with other words I guess.

  5. New fact for the day! Did not know this…:)

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