I really love this sign, which I translate to mean, panic and run down the steep Colosseum stairs!
The forums are a bit of a mess. Not only have ruins fallen willy-nilly and been left there (I am actually torn: would I prefer if the stones were cleaned up, so as not to be where they don't belong, or would that ruin the historic nature of the site? I can't decide), but successive emperors have added to it and enlarged it over time. Again, we were using the audo guide, but it was still a bit confusing to figure out what was going on. Buildings that had been repurposed over time, such as the temple of Antonius and Faustina, were in relatively good condition.
The Arch of Septimus Severus was pretty cool, and Captain America cracked up when the audio guide told him that at the festival of Saturnalia, people played games with beans to symbolize wealth.
We went to the Capitoline museum,which is the world's oldest national museum. In this museum are the pieces of the giant statue of Constantine that was found at the site of the Basilica de Constantino. I took a picture of it with my Fodor's book.