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    casa dei cavalieri di rodi

    by doug48 Written Jul 25, 2006

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    casa dei cavalieri di rodi

    on the hill overlooking the forum of augustus is the casa dei cavalieri di rodi. this was the medieval roman headquarters of the knights of rhodes, also known as the knights of malta. open to the public by appointment only.

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    Trojan wars

    by IIGUANA Written Feb 22, 2005

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    Trojan Column

    The column at the Trojan Forum was dedicated to Ulpio Trajano, and commemorates his great expeditions and war winnings against the Dacius. It's 40 metres high and a statue of Saint Peter is in the top, since 1587, done by the artist T. Della Porta.
    On the column and in a spiral way, the battles are carved in marble with perfect detail. At the base of the column there is a funerary cell, where the emperor's ashes are supposed to be.

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    Fori Imperiali

    by MM212 Updated Jun 12, 2007

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    During the zenith days of Ancient Rome around the time of Julius Caeser, the Roman Forum, which was the centre of daily life in the Empire's capital, became too small. Successive Emperors, beginning with Julius Caeser, built new Fora near the Roman Forum and named them after themselves (Caeser, Augustus, Nerva, etc.). Although smaller than the Roman Forum, these Fora were equally magnificent, but did not survive the test of time and also remained buried under ground for centuries. Parts of these Fora have been excavated in recent years, but unfortunately, a large portion remains buried under their namesake avenue, the monumental Via dei Fori Imperiali, which was created by Mussolini and runs from Piazza Venezia to the Colosseum. The attached photo is a poster board on Via dei Fori Imperiali that explains the continuing excavation work.

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    Trajan's Column

    by jungles Updated Jun 8, 2006

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    Trajan's Column & Church of Holy Name of Mary

    This massive column stands in Trajan's Forum, which is part of Trajan's Forum across the street from the original Roman Forum. The column, which stands 38 metres high, was built in 113 A.D. to honour the emperor Trajan for his two victorious campaigns against Dacia (what is now Romania). The story of the campaigns is told in intricate detail through the bas-relief sculpture that winds all the way up the column. There are around 2500 figures in these battle scenes, 59 of which are of the emperor Trajan himself. Inside the column, a spiral staircase also winds up to the top. This is not open to the public though, so the only one who can see the gorgeous view from up there is the bronze statue of St. Peter which now crowns the monument. Peter was put there by the Pope in 1588, replacing the statue of Trajan which stood there in ancient times. When Trajan died in 117 A.D., his ashes were buried in a golden urn inside the base of the column, though they are not there now.

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    Imperial Forums

    by effeti Updated Dec 10, 2006

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    The forum as seen from Capitol Hill
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    If you like history or archeology, in the very center of the town you have to visit the imperial forums... yes, the name arrived in the internet with the meaning of "the places where people meet each other"... like ancient romans did in those square an buildings. Here you can visit the ancient "Senatus" (another name survided more than 2500 years, right?) building, the Curia (see the floor on pict #2).
    And, winking to all of US VT friends, the picture #1 is from the Capitol Hill... Oh, yes, the ORIGINAL one! ;-)

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    The Imperial Forums

    by IIGUANA Written Feb 22, 2005

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    Oscar & I at the Imperial Forums

    Because of Rome's expansion, it seemed to be that just one forum wasn't enough. That is why the Imperial Forums were constructed. The first one was made done by Julius Caesar by the end of the Republic. Thus, the Julius Forum was constructed. After that, many more were constructed: the Augustus Forum, the Vespasian Forum, the Nerva Forum and the Trajean Forum.
    One next to each other you can see and feel the huge expansion of Rome, and how it came to be one of the biggest empires of the World.

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    Trajan's Column

    by WheninRome Written Jan 17, 2009

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    Trajan's Column

    Next to the Victor Emmanuel Monument is Trajan's Column. Being a fan of Rome's various columns and arches, I enjoyed Trajan's Column greatly, if even simply viewing it from afar. The column rises 140 feet tall and has a continuous relief around its facade depicting Trajan's (Roman General) victories and conquests. At the top of the column used to be a bronze statue of Trajan, which is now replaced by a statue of St. Peter.

    You can pay admission to get into Trajan's Market (ruins of a commercial area in Roman times), but we did not do this. It did not seem worth the admission fee to us.

    I was simply content to gaze upon the Column for a short while. It is beautiful as seen from the rooftop of the Victor Emmanuel Monument.

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    Foro di Nerva

    by MM212 Written Jun 11, 2007

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    Foro di Nerva

    Built in 97 AD, the Forum of Nerva contained the Temple of Minerva and was adjacent to the Forum of Augustus. Much of the Forum of Nerva is now buried under Via dei Fori Imperiali. However, a small section of the Temple of Minerva, showing Corinthian columns and a beautiful frieze with sculptures of Roman women, is visible (see photo).

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    trajan's market

    by doug48 Written Jul 25, 2006

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    trajan's market

    built in the 2nd century AD trajan's market is considered one of the marvels of the classical world. this multi level building housed shops selling silks and spices from the middle east, produce, clothing, as well as restaurants and drinking establishments.

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    forum of augustus

    by doug48 Written Jul 25, 2006

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    forum of augustus

    this forum was built by emperor augustus to celebrate his victory over the assassins of julius caesar, brutus and cassius in 41BC. the columns in the picture are the ruins of temple of mars. much of the forum now lies under the via dei fori imperiali.

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    Trajan Shopping Mall

    by sandysmith Written Sep 28, 2003

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    Trajan Mall

    My type of window shopping hahaha
    This was reckoned to be the original shopping mall! Trajan's forum here was a complex of about 150 shops where goods exported from other regions of Roman empire were brought and sold. The market was erected in the end of the 1st century A.D. - 117 A.D. The six storeyed construction is subdivided in two by a street Via Biberatica. Its best viewed from the Vittotiano, where I took this pic.

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    Mercati di Traiano (Trajan's Markets)

    by MM212 Updated Jun 5, 2007

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    Via Biberatica within Trajan's Markets
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    Built in the 2nd century AD by Emperor Trajan, his namesake markets could be considered ancient Rome's souk or bazaar. Not surprising perhaps, since the architect Apollodorus, who designed the markets, was from Damascus, a city known for its souks to this day. Although fairly well preserved, Trajan's Markets are said to show little of their original splendour. Every day produce and products were sold in these markets in Roman times. Tourist visits to the Markets are permitted.

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    Foro di Traiano

    by MM212 Written Jun 7, 2007

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    Trajan's Forum
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    Trajan's Forum was built in the 2nd century AD and is located next to Trajan's Column and Markets. The largest basilica in ancient Rome, Basilica Ulpia, was located in this Forum. Only a small section of Trajan's Forum has been exposed and excavated. The rest, unfortunately, is buried under Rome's streets.

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    TRAJAN'S COLUMN

    by DAO Updated Apr 26, 2008

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    CLICK ON THE PHOTO FOR THE POSTCARD VIEW !!!!
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    This has to be the most unappreciated and overlooked monument in (Ancient) Rome. Just to the East of the Plazza Venezia, it lies in the shadow of the impossibly large Victor Emmanuel Monument (1911) and is near the imposing Coliseum. Unlike so much of Ancient Rome, this column is virtually intact from its creation in 113 AD. It is both Victory Monument and Tomb. The 40 meter monument has 2500 figures in 155 scenes on 18 marble blocks and tells the story of Trajan’s victory over the Dacians in 2 wars fought in what is now Romania. The original statue of Trajan atop the monument was replaced by one of Saint Peter in 1587. It is hollow and has 183 stairs to the top. Because of its advanced age, the stairs are not open to the public.

    Emperor Trajan (98-117 AD) expanded the Roman Empire defeating Dacia (Modern Romania), Arabia, Mesopotamia and taking Babylon. He also directed the building the Markets of Trajan on the slopes of the Quirinal Hill. Unfortunately he had no place to be buried as the resting place of Emperors, the Mausoleum of Augustus, was full. So the Column of Trajan was built and Trajan and his wife were buried in the base.

    Please click on the photo to get the full Postcard view!

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    Imperial Forums: The Basilica Ulpia

    by martin_nl Updated May 23, 2003

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    Basilica Ulpia

    Against the background of the Forum of Trajan rise the remains of the Basilica Ulpia, which contained state archives and two libraries designed by Apollodorus. One was utilized to store records in Latin, while the other was for those in Greek. The books, both rolls or bound codices, were kept in wooden presses set in the recesses still visible in the walls. The books were carefully catalogued and cared for by librarians, whse taks it was to pritect them from damp.

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