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Basilica Ulpia, Rome

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The Basilica Ulpia was an ancient Roman civic building located in the Forum of Trajan. The Basilica Ulpia separates the temple from the main courtyard in the Forum of Trajan with the Trajan's Column to the northwest. It was named after Roman emperor Trajan whose full name was Marcus Ulpius Traianus.
It became perhaps the most important basilica after two ancient ones, the Basilicas Aemilia and Julia. With its construction, much of the political life moved from the Roman Forum to the Forum of Trajan. It remained so until the construction of the Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine.
Unlike later Christian basilicas, it had no known religious function; it was dedicated to the administration of justice, commerce and the presence of the emperor. It was the largest in Rome measuring 117 by 55 meters (385 x 182 ft).
The Basilica Ulpia was composed of a great central nave with four side aisles with clerestory windows to let light into the space divided by rows of columns and two semicircular apse, one at each of the ends with the entry to the basilica located on the longitudinal side. The columns and the walls were of precious marbles; the 50 meter (164 ft) high roof was covered by gilded bronze tiles.
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  • It is the largest basilica in the history of Rome, which is intended as a place where justice, commerce and the Emperor's permanence were administered. A graphic reconstruction makes us see it with all the columns, with the aisles and with the marble floors coming from the quarries of Luni, a great show. The few columns left serve to imagine the splendor of the past.
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  • Near the monument of Vittorio Emanuele II, this is a trail of the Basilica of Ulpia on the road, which is one from Folie Imperiali Street. There seems to have been a building responsible for the judiciary and the administration in the ancient Roman period, but now only the pillars that have broken in the middle are lined up neatly. Still, if you look at the pillars in line, you can imagine that it was a large building.
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  • The ruins are a historic historical site, and they are very stylish. It is a place where you can haul a few chairs and take a photo while looking down. Trajan's column stands out and stands out.
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  • Excellent place, very beautiful.
  • it is very beautiful at night
  • It was alreet
  • nice view
  • Remains (a few but clear) of the Basilica built in Trajan's Forum and which takes its name from the name itself of Trajan (Marcus Ulpius Traianus). From pprezzare in the context of all the hole with his remains and with the majestic Trajan's column was built to commemorate the conquest of Dacia. If the review has been helpful, please click on the little hand, thanks.
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