Rome's symbolic center and held the Temple of Jupiter. Today there are two museums, the oldest public museums in the world, the Palazzo Nuovo, with Greek and Roman sculptures, and the Palazzo dei Conservatori, with art galleries, sculptures, and frescoes. One ticket gives you admission to both. Just like in ancient Rome, the hill still has the best view of Rome's center.
"'Hail Emperor! We who are about to die salute you!' Michael faced the Thracian, who closed the gap between, twirling his saber. His eyes bore into Michael, glittering black, alert. Without warning, the air left Michael as if he had been butted in the stomach. He knew those eyes. No, God, not him. Anyone but him."