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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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  • Only ruins stones and more stones if you've seen the others, it's not worth it only if you have time left
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  • The Forum of Nerva, begun by Domitian in space still not considered a monument among the Forum of Augustus and Caesar and the Temple of peace, was inaugurated in 97 a.d. precisely by the emperor Nerva
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  • This is one of the city's Imperial forums that was dedicated to Marcus Cocceius Nerva (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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