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Foro di Cesare, Rome

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Trajan's Forum was the last of the Imperial fora to be constructed in ancient Rome. The architect Apollodorus of Damascus oversaw its construction.HistoryThis forum was built on the order of the emperor Trajan with the spoils of war from the conquest of Dacia, which ended in 106. The Fasti Ostienses state that the Forum was inaugurated in 112, while Trajan's Column was erected and then inaugurated in 113.To build this monumental complex, extensive excavations were required: workers eliminated the sides of the Quirinal and Capitoline (Campidoglio) Hills, which closed the valley occupied by the Imperial forums toward the Campus Martius.It is possible that the excavations were initiated under Emperor Domitian, while the project of the Forum was completely attributed to the architect Apollodorus of Damascus, who also accompanied Emperor Trajan in the Dacian campaign.During the time of the construction, several other projects took place: the construction of the Markets of Trajan, and the renovation of the Caesar's Forum (where the Basilica Argentaria was built) and the Temple of Venus Genetrix.
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  • Throughout the 2017, free of charge and with free admission, is finally open every first Sunday of the month the Forum of Caesar, together in one route to the other Holes (Imperial and Roman) and the Palatine. The entrance has time 8.30-16.30 (last admission 15.30). It's an exceptional trip into a monumental complex is unique in the world.
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  • The Forum of Caesar was the first of the Imperial forums of Rome to be accomplished, with the aim to broaden the political, administrative and religious centre of the city of traditional public square of the Roman Forum and at the same time celebrating the character who had wanted to build, Julius Caesar. An earthquake has given us its integrity
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  • Much of the temples and areas have been deconstructed to build churches which takes away from the area. Still the ruins are cool to walk around, and there is so much history 
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  • Another one of Rome's great sites of ruins. Very unique location that is preserved well given its age.
  • A step back in time. It's amazing these ruins still exist today, a testament to Roman engineering.
  • In this area you can find historical marks everywhere. You can feel the spirit of Roman empire
  • Right across from Foro Romano. Cool place to check out.
  • If these ruins were anywhere else in the world, they would be the highlight of the day. Here, they are only one of the many outstanding places which make Rome such a great city.