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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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  • Currently next to works the Metro, next to the Coliseum, there is a bit of mess, but beauty always attracts. Looking at it is another attraction in this eternal Rome...
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  • On the South side of Augustus Roman alessandrina Street and is located at the confluence of the Folies fori Roman level can be seen from the sidewalk free of charge. Known as the "Foro di Nerva" because it was a Roman construction was planned by Domitian, in 1997, after the death of Domitian completed during the reign of Waldorf. Elongated Roman temple of Minerva was in the 17th century to Paolina Chapel of the fountain on the janiculum Hill (Paola Fontana) and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (Borghese chapel) of material was destroyed. Raised in the two pillars remained on the walls of the Roman side and on the Minerva statue (? ) In the memories of bygone days, but no. Incidentally Paola fountain created in part to revive the Trajan aqueduct.
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  • Located behind the statue of Emperor Nerva (his short reigned from 96-98 AD was not easy as he had little control over the army and had big financial/money problems) is the remans of his forum, Nerva ...  more »
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  • The temple of Minerva and so called "colonnace"
  • Very well light settings during night and documentation about the place is cool to understand what is this place is.
  • Just amazing
  • Another interesting structure close to Colosseum, where you can have a look at the history!
  • The extensive history of the Forum of Nerva is as captivating as the other Forums.

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