Here’s another photograph of this now vanished monument in Rome:
The source for this is Flickr, which gives some more details of the photograph:
Foto Fonti / foto source: Roma vista dall’alto (8) Colosseo.
Fotografo: Stabilimento Costruzioni Aeronautiche Roma – Laboratorio Fotografico.
Data: primo quarto 1900
Sottoserie: 12) Roma vista dall’alto – Album
Serie: 4) Monumenti, Vie, Piazze, Palazzi
©2008 Comune di Roma – Dipartimento politiche culturali
ARCHIVIO STORICO CAPITOLINO
Hmm. We really need some proper way to locate all these pictures.
UPDATE: (Via the comments) It seems that Martin G. Conde has been collecting, and posting online, the materials assembled by Prof Clementina Panella during her work in the Colosseum valley area between 202-2015. This consists of 374 photographs, plus scholarly articles, etc. This is really important – such material too often rots in a box somewhere. Dr Conde’s site can be found here.
Here’s another photo from 1890, via Roma Iera Oggi:
Next, a picture of an 1816 painting, by J.M.W.Turner no less, taken from the Tate Gallery.
Note the extra height of the monument: but also that it has been opened up at the back, right to the centre, doubtless in search of treasure.
It is wonderful to have these photos. Rather less wonderful is when a site collects photographs – all long out of copyright, of course – and disfigures them with its own “watermark”. Such is the shameful practice at the RomaSparita website. There are four pages of photos of the Meta Sudans here, some very interesting, all vandalised. I won’t try to reproduce them here.