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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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  • Another amazing place full of history and of great stories of law an betrayal. Another impressive architectural work. 
  • The first of the Imperial fora in Rome, there is not much left of it today. Closest to "the typewriter"
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  • Like all other excavations in Rome, this is something that must be experienced. This is like a living museum, and you can wander around for hours.
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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.