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    Trajan's Column

    by wilocrek Written Mar 29, 2008

    Trajan's Column is a monument in Rome raised in honour of the Roman emperor Trajan and constructed by the architect Apollodorus of Damascus at the order of the Roman Senate. It is located in Trajan's Forum. This is one column worth checking out as the etchings are about as diverse and detailed as any column you will find in Rome, or even the world for that matter.

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    Foro di Augusto - Forum of Augustus

    by Airpunk Written Mar 7, 2006
    Foro di Augusto with temple of Mars Ultor

    After having won the battle of Philippi in the year 42 B.C. and having Ceasar's death revenged, emperor Augustus decided to build a new forum next to Ceasar's forum. Main part of the forum was the temple of Mars Ultor (Mars the avenger) where Ceasar's sword was placed. The forum was inaugurated on August 1st of the year 2 B.C. - the first day of the month which was named after the emperor. Several statues were placed in the forum and so this forum was used more for prestigious reasons and to keep traditions alive than as an extension of the other forums. Unfortunately, this forum suffered more from Mussolini's architectural plans than the others and so a large part is covered now by his prestige boulevard, which is now the Via dei Fori Imperiali.

    The Forum of Augustus is not accesible to the public, but you can have a look onto it from the Via Alessandrina. The building with the three large columns is the temple of Mars Ultor.

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    Trajan's Forum - Trajan's Column

    by Willettsworld Written Jul 30, 2005

    Dominating the Forum ruins is Trajan's Column spiralling up 30m (98ft) high. Squalled detailed scenes from the Dacian campaigns, beginning with the Roman's preparing for war and ending with the Dacians being ousted from their homeland, fill the entire length of the column. The reliefs were designed to be seen from viewing platforms located by two libraries.

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    Temple of Mars Ultor / The Forum of Augustus

    by Blatherwick Written Dec 29, 2004
    Temple of Mars Ultor  / The Forum of Augustus

    The Temple of Mar Ultor (Mars the Avenger) dominates the Forum of Augustus. With this Forum Augustus intended to enlarge the area of the Roman Forum and the Forum of Caesar. Dedicated to the Roman god of war, Mars, the building was constructed to commemorate the victory in 42 B.C. at Philippi in Macedonia over Brutus and Cassius, conspirators in the plot to assassinate Julius Caesar. It was completed and inaugurated in 2 B.C.

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    Forum of Caesar

    by Julius_Caesar Written Feb 3, 2005

    The Forum of Caesar was the first of Rome’s imperial fora to be built. He spent a fortune buying up and demolishing houses on the site. Pride of place went to a temple dedicated in 46 B.C. to the goddess Venus Genetrix, from whom Caesar claimed descent.

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    Trajan's column

    by Julius_Caesar Updated Feb 4, 2005

    This elegant marble column was inaugurated by Trajan in 113 A.D., and celebrates his two successful campaigns in Dacia (Romania) in 101-2 A.D. and 105-6 A.D. The column, base and pedestal are 40m tall – precisely the same height as the spur of the Quirinal hill which was excavated to make room for Trajan’s Forum. Spiralling up the column are minutely detailed scenes from the campaigns, beginning with the Romans preparing for war and ending with the Dacians being ousted from their homeland.

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    Via Imperiale

    by bluesmama Written May 24, 2004
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    Mussolini had the Via Imperiale built from Piazza Venezia (where he used to give speaches from the Pallazzo Venezia) to Coliseum. Unfortunately a lot of the old Forum Romanum was torn down in the process.
    I think it is quite a beautiful road with trees lining its side but it really shouldn't have been there in the first place...

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    Casa dei Cavalieri di Rodi

    by MM212 Written Jun 15, 2007

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    Casa dei Cavalieri Rodi

    Towering above the Imperial Fora, la Casa dei Cavalieri di Rodi has served as a home for the crusader Knights of St John (of Rhodes) since the 12th century.

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    Traian's column

    by Oana_bic Written Aug 11, 2005

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    Thats the major monument certifying the birth of Romania as culture and obviously commemorates Traian's victory in his military campaigns to conquer Dacia.

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    Trajans Market

    by rcsparty Written Sep 6, 2006

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    This was the original shopping mall with over 150 shops, selling goods brought in from all over the empire. The market was erected at the end of the 1st century.

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    Traian's column

    by polardabar Updated Mar 15, 2006

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    This great piece of art shows Traians life through a swirling line of carvings. You'd need to get closer to the column itself to be able to see any of the interesting details though...

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    Mercati di Triano

    by timtregenza Written Oct 29, 2004
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    It is easy to suffer "ruin overload" in Rome, but those of this early shopping centre are impressive.

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    Trajan's Column

    by timtregenza Written Oct 29, 2004
    Trajan's Column

    An impressive column, but you really need an expert to explain the carvings. At present, it is also being refurbished, so it is harder to see the relief work.

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    Trajans Column

    by biggeorge Written Feb 13, 2004
    Trajan's column

    Column celebrating the emperor Trajan kicking the Dacians arses somewhere in Romania. Depicts the fighting ,slave taking and all the other typicallly Roman empire building business.

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