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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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  • The Minerva statue remains one of the 3 major gods of Rome. Hope reconstruction from the great fire of Rome, Vespasian's son Domitian, Roman construction is planned. Because it was completed during the reign of the Waldorf is known as the Waldorf Forum.
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  • Not far from the Colosseum, it is a far less broad than the famous Roman forum forum, but the remains are rather well preserved and you can get a good idea of what was this forum. It's one of these vestiges discovered almost by accident during a ballad. Details of friezes and columns are still present.
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  • The term "Passagium" is known as one of the last Holes built in the Centre of Imperial Rome. There are several reasons noted as one of the last, if not the last monumental area and this for one simple reason: there was no PLACE ..! After the construction and then the various reconstructions of the original Hole with successive enlargements, transformations, inserts and so on and so on and so forth by Julius Caesar onwards by adding the convoluted architectural decisions of Claudius Drusus Nero, his Domus Aurea, and the construction of the massive Flavian Amphitheatre, there were very few spaces available! That of Nerva was the classic icing on the cake that does not satisfy the palate and that it's easy to swallow! What did the emperor Nerva? Simply expropriated some domus, paved some streets and built a monumental gateway which link the popular and infamous Suburra with Forum area turning the Argiletum. Nothing more. Nothing when compared with the wonderful Fori of Caesar and his successor Octavian and the elegant and precious Trajan's market: a beautiful travertine marble floor some small Exedra and the Temple of Minerva adjacent to the substructures of the Forum of Augustus. Very interesting is the monumental access to the holes: a balanced and beautiful monumental arch which fortunately remained the two massive lateral columns and, above all, the marble frieze adorned with an elegant female statue adorned with simple draperies and, above all, the marble frieze that is based on the aforementioned statue and on which the unknown sculptor celebrated, as well as often today theme on stamps , the provinces of the Empire: each with its own peculiarities. On the frieze, the youngest citizens of the Roman Empire could, so learn the salient features of each of the Provinces ruled by Rome around the year 100 a.d. Compared to the nearby Forum of Augustus maybe is a small thing but the fact that after nearly 2000 years those tiny artistic figurines are still in place does tenderness and is a real privilege can still admire. Pity that, over time, and having lost its function, the arch has been closed with Tuff blocks. Reach the Forum of Nerva, positioned at the crossroads of Via Cavour with Via dei Fori Imperiali, about 300 meri from the Colosseum is easy; but don't go with your car because it is a low-traffic area and there are no parking problems: a good walk is always the best way to enjoy the capital of the world.
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