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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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  • Free every first Sunday of the month, is part of the large complex of ancient Rome, located between the Palatine Hill and the Capitoline Hill, place to visit, get to know them and to be heard. Advice to anyone who wants to do it fully to know its history, need to live more intensely the emotions. Fair to call these holes with the names of their former patrons.
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  • At the foot of the Palatine and the Capitoline hills, the hole in the center of Rome, Rome was the center of the universe. Stood a bronze coated column facing the 0 point of all the great imperial streets radiating from the hole to everywhere. Today the navel of the world remains a set of remains, but remains from 365-day solar year, Caesar leap year every 4 years!
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  • The first of the Imperial Forums - the Forum of Caesar - was actually built as an extension of the Roman Forum. It was built to celebrate Caesar's great power; this forum also contained a temple to th...  more »
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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.