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Forum of Nerva, Rome

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Forum of Nerva is an ancient structure in Rome, Italy, chronologically the next to the last of the Imperial fora built.HistoryThe Forum of Nerva was the fourth and smallest of the imperial fora. Its construction was started by Emperor Domitian before the year 85 AD, but officially completed and opened by his successor, Nerva, in 97 AD, hence its official name. It is also referred to as the "Transient Forum" (Forum Transitorium) from its function and location between Forum of Augustus and Forum of Vespasian, an area through which the street called the Via Argiletum ran between the residential district of Subura and the Roman Forum. This street had long served as a market area, especially for booksellers and cobblers; the new forum continued to serve as both a thoroughfare and as a monumental entrance to the larger Roman Fora.The plan of the Forum of Nerva is long and narrow, with protruding columns decorating the walls instead of arcades. A temple dedicated to Minerva dominated the western end, behind which was a monumental entrance.Following the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, the area reverted to marshland. In the 9th century, a number of houses were built on the site, with materials salvaged from the ruins. The temple of Minerva remained relatively intact until its demolition by Pope Paul V in 1606 to provide materials for the Acqua Paola fountain in the Janiculum, and the Borghese chapel in Santa Maria Maggiore.
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  • A short walk from the Coliseum, the Forum of Nerva is another form in Rome, and can be seen from Piazza Venezia.
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  • This is an impressive part of the Forum, and worth checking it. It is very picturesque. Worth checking out  more »
  • When you are walking through The Imperiali Forum and start at Trajan’s Column, at the other end, you will get to The Forum of Trajan. When I took a photo, there was a lot of scaffolding, so I didn’t g...  more »
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  • This is a small forum finished during emperor Nerva. Located at Via dei Fori Imperiali, before the forum of August and you can see it from the street.
  • Very well light settings during night and documentation about the place is cool to understand what is this place is.
  • Love how the ruins were preserved
  • This is Roma! The eternal city. The greatest street in the city to take everything in. Needs to be enjoyed leisurely imo
  • Another interesting structure close to Colosseum, where you can have a look at the history!
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