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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 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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  • This is one of Rome's Imperial forums, Marcus Cocceius Nerva, this dedicated which was Roman Emperor from 18. September 96 to 27. January 98. His reign was short, but he got the impact on national politics. Nerva is referred to as one of the more proficient the emperors and to have ruled in a more fair way. He put many prisoners free, and the repression that his predecessors had been enabled, to have slowed.
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  • The Forum of Nerva was the fourth and smallest of the imperial fora. Built by Domitian, this forum served to connect the other two forums together as well as the Temple of Peace. The Forum of Nerva wa...  more »
  • Every first Sunday of the month, all the 2017, it is possible to visit part of the Forum of Nerva along with Palatine, the Roman Forum and other forums, without the Division of areas that normally separates the monuments. Admission is free, with opening hours 8.30-16.30 (last admission 15.30). It's an exceptional trip into a monumental complex is unique in the world. Be "inside" unexpected emotions. During the week you can visit in groups with an entrance fee. Information at the website of the municipality of Rome.
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