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Since 1985 over 40,000 fragments originating from the forum area have been catalogued and documented from deposits created after excavations carried out in the 20th century. A seemingly huge quantity of finds but in reality they represent a small percentage of what was the enormous quantity of marble facing and super-structure blocks which made up the Antiquarium Forense (Forum District).

Dedicated to the forums’ architectural decoration, the museum addresses their structural aspects to once again give us a ‘final’ view of the original buildings. To complete their reassembly the use of artificial elements made from plaster has been used. The use of such elements was agreed upon in the planning phase. Exhibits are completed with ‘colour’ which is not only applied on the plaster mouldings but also on modern marble surfaces through the use of dyes.

The five monumental complexes named the “Imperial Forums” were constructed in topographic continuity with the old Roman Forums of the imperial-republican era. The new structures substituted the religious, political and administrative functions of the former.

In chronological order of inauguration the forums built were: the Forum of Caesar (46 BC), the Forum of Augustus (2 BC), The Temple of

Inaugurated in the 2 BC, the Forum of Augustus consists of a rectangular square paved with white marble slabs, dominated, at its lower end, by the temple dedicated to Mars Ultor, also built in white marble from the quarry in Luni today known as Carrara. The temple was built against a high wall built of blocks of tufa stone that separated the forum from the rowdy Subura neighborhood.

24/09/2014 - 10/05/2015
Exhibitions

Roma, Sarajevo, Amsterdam, Alexandria: all Empire celebrates Augustus, an exhibition on the occasion of the two thousandth anniversary of his death.

14/12/2014 - 12/04/2015
Exhibitions

La mostra segna il ritorno a Roma di Bruno Liberatore, artista impegnato nella ricerca del dialogo tra le sculture e il contesto, ora alla prova con un monumento antico di grande suggestione ambientale.

Current

Exhibitions and events

14 December 2014 - 12 April 2015
Exhibition
24 September 2014 - 10 May 2015
Exhibition

Educational events

10 October 2014 - 10 May 2015
Educational resources for schools
10 October 2014 - 31 May 2015
Educational resources for schools
10 October 2014 - 31 May 2015
Educational resources for schools
10 October 2014 - 31 May 2015
Educational resources for schools
10 October 2014 - 31 May 2015
Educational resources for schools

Planned

Educational events

12 January - 31 May 2015
Educational resources for schools
20 January 2015
Meetings for teachers

Multimedia

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Via Biberatica in the ancient Roman complex known as Mercati di Traiano.
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Videoguida L.I.S. Mercati di Traiano
Foro di Augusto, Portici ed Esedre
Mercati di Traiano
Foro di Augusto, Sala del Colosso
Foro di Augusto, Tempio di Marte Ultore
Foro di Augusto, Attico dei Portici
Mercati di Traiano, Via Biberatica
Viaggio Virtuale nella Grande Aula
Video introduttivo Mercati di Traiano
Foro di Augusto, Facciata e Attico dei Portici
Mercati di Traiano
Foro di Cesare, Rilievi con Amorini
Tempio della Pace, Sculture e Arredi
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