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Mercati di Traiano. Museo dei Fori Imperiali, Rome

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Mercati di Traiano. Museo dei Fori Imperiali houses more than 40,000 pieces of ancient architecture from the Roman Empire's Forum district. Ongoing research projects at the museum painstakingly attempt to recreate the original structures. Specialists replace missing fragments with plaster molding and add original colors, so you can view the pieces as they looked in the Roman Empire's heyday. All five complexes, or Imperial Forums, were built chronologically over 159 years. Each represents a different period of the empire, beginning with Caesar. Consider purchasing the Roma Pass before your visit. This card provides discounted entrance into a number of prominent sites in Rome, and the first two attractions will be free. To visit Mercati di Traiano. Museo dei Fori Imperiali on your trip to Rome, use our Rome tour planner.
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  • A part of the Imperial Forums with the Foro di Traiano, North of the Roman Forum! Free but can not if are walk - it is observed from the street in above - beautiful! Admire the night also - the lighting in fact something is sublime :-)
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  • There are no words to illustrate this vast and impressive complex overlooking the hole. Archaeological site and museum well staffed and easily accessible. Here in particular you can admire a unique panorama while reviewing the vestiges of the mythical city of Imperial Rome. If you can go there in the evening openings, where the play of light projected on to the fantasy spaces and leave really complex to the charm of the place.
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  • I decided to name my review: another masterpiece, because really in this Museum, I have finally seen the results of many years of patient and skilful excavation in area of various Forum, exposing artifacts of great scientific interest, not only for us researchers and specialists, but also for the normal public. One of the most interesting, in my opinion, is the gilded bronze foot (rediscovered in the 1930s in the Forum of Augustus) in which it is applied a parallelepiped-shaped support, as if to indicate that such support was then embedded in a globe. For years I'm arguing that this is the foot of winged victory on globe erected by tarentini following the Pyrrhic victory over the Romans at Heraclea and was taken to Rome by Octavian metapontina around the av 29. Christ, if adorned the seat of the Senate. In Taranto, in the local archaeological museum, is found a Clay figurine found in a tomb in the pit in the years around 1916 which reproduces in scale the statue above and that until the 70/80 was played in mini-guides as representative icon of the museum itself. If this statue, or the one on display at the Centrale Montemartini (see also the "my review on the control unit for this purpose) and recognized by Lanciani (the victory of Simmaci) as the object of contention that in the fourth century A.D. engaged Aurelius Symmachus, prefect of Rome and one of the last defenders of paganism and the Bishop of Mediolanum Ambrose, passing through the city, about its removal by the Senate both the real statue from Taranto ... everyone is free to give yourself an opinion that believes: I have long expressed my! Other interesting exhibits are brick stamps with orbicolo, with the name of the workshop producer (sometimes were owned even by Roman matrons to witness the degree of emancipation reached by women in the Imperial period), a series of fragmentary marble statues portraying prisoners Dacians (these statues, obviously from the basilica Ulpia in the Forum of Trajan), fragments of decorations from the attic of the Forum of Nerva , also known as transient, since it served as a vestibule to enter the others that were next and opposite, a valuable bronze portrait of the Greek philosopher Chrysippus, dated at the time vespasianea (A.D. 75) and found in the excavations of the 1998-2000 in the nearby temple of peace, a few fragments, unfortunately, the Colossus of Augustus, an statue with inscription to Tiberius and Drusus III, son killed by treacherous Minister Sejanus , who had seduced his wife, making it complicit in the wrongdoing (this was the main reason for the abandonment of Rome by Tiberius, who fled since then in Capri), fragments of caryatids, coming from the attic of the arcades of the Forum of Augustus that adorned with images clipeate (by the shields) of Jupiter Ammon and an inscription of Aeneas, always remembered by Augustus along with Romulus. Finally, don't miss the walk in the markets of Trajan, which predate the modern shopping malls (again the Romans were big) and admire the remains of the Temple of Mars ultor (Avenger) erected by Augustus in the hole that takes him and opened in av 2. Christ to celebrate the victory over Brutus and Cassius in 42 BC. Christ, having sworn, before this war, the construction of a temple to Jupiter, in case of victory and so it was!
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  • At the entrance very uncommunicative woman, rude and unwilling to help.
  • Gorgeous! One of the lesser known but still intact, where you can enjoy and imagine life in ancient Rome. Well maintained site
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  • Yes! Well organized, spectacular everything, even the price, but worth it.
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  • Ruins of Trajan's area. Next to the column of Trajan, climbing up the hill we find the oldest market covered the story. Data of the year 110 and today houses the Museum of fori imperiali
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  • Beautiful combination of archaeology and art in the heart of Rome
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