Side opposite Augustus
original north side


I prefer to describe this as the "Side opposite Augustus" or "original north side", occasionally "north side" for brevity. However, I  prefer never to use the term “north” alone, because it is not intuitively obvious and can even be misleading to many people; because what is sometimes called the "north", its approximate original orientation, faces the Tiber River to the west as seen today.

Unlike the original south side with Augustus, this side can be seen, from outside the museum, approximately from its original ground level.