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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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  • We have been to see the Forum of Caesar with kids in the evenings at 19. The show screened on the ruins of the Forum is really well done and exciting. They give you headphones you drift from around and inside which you hear the voice of Piero Angela that describes the history of Rome of Caesar. Loved children ... even the smallest which is first grade. The show is dynamic because it moves through the Forum of Caesar so kids don't get bored. It's really worth and the cost is not high. The duration is 50 minutes.
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  • The ruins of the great place go through restoration. Very interesting to visit and show many interesting details
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  • The first of the Imperial forums, built by Caesar just behind the old Republican curia, which paved the way to the hole later emperors. It remains a part of the large paved square and three columns of the Temple of Venus genetrix, from which Caesar prided to descend.
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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.