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Foro di Cesare, Rome

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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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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  • I booked this light show tour after reading a review of it before we travelled. It looked like a good idea to do a tour at night to avoid the heat of the day, it really worked. Comfortable evening tem...  read more »
  • Wandering lost in history. Pieces of temples and Palace to try to revive the ancient Rome.
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  • This is another of the famous ruins of Rome, it is smaller than the Roman Forum, but worth the visit, even if it is from the outside.
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  • 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.
  • A step back in time. It's amazing these ruins still exist today, a testament to Roman engineering.
  • You can do an audio tour while walking through the ruins. Nice light show and night highlights what was once there.
  • While interesting, museum over priced
  • A good place to walk through and take in the ruins - especially beautiful at night.
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