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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

The exhibition marks Bruno Liberatore's return to Rome and highlights his search for a dialogue between sculptures and the context, in this particular case with an ancient monument of great beauty.

03/04/2015
Educational resources for all

Laboratorio di archeologia che ha l’obiettivo di far conoscere il procedimento di fabbricazione delle anfore, le tipologie e la funzione di contenitore di trasporto di generi alimentari, in rapporto alla zona di provenienza, alla produzione e ai traffici commerciali nel Mediterraneo.

12/04/2015
Educational resources for all

Visita didattica alla scoperta della Roma Augustea e agli sviluppi urbanistici della Città prendendo spunto dalla mostra “Le chiavi di Roma. La città di Augusto”.

12/04/2015
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La visita didattica itinerante permette di illustrare la storia, la topografia e le trasformazioni d’uso dell’area occupata dai Mercati di Traiano, descrivendo differenti tecniche e materiali di costruzione, così da ripercorrerne le vicende per 1.900 anni! 

Current

Exhibitions and events

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

Educational events

12 January - 31 May 2015
Educational resources for schools
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 August 2015
Educational resources for schools

Planned

Exhibitions and events

Tales about food and fashion
19 May - 1 November 2015
Exhibition
22 May - 27 September 2015
Exhibition
1 October 2015 - 31 January 2016
Exhibition

Educational events

12 April 2015
Educational resources for all
3 May 2015
Educational resources for all
3 May 2015
Educational resources for all
3 May 2015
Educational resources for all
7 June 2015
Educational resources for all
7 June 2015
Educational resources for all

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Foro di Cesare, Rilievi con Amorini
Foro di Augusto, Tempio di Marte Ultore
Viaggio Virtuale nella Grande Aula
Foro di Augusto, Portici ed Esedre
Foro di Augusto, Sala del Colosso
Mercati di Traiano, Via Biberatica
Videoguida L.I.S. Mercati di Traiano
Video introduttivo Mercati di Traiano
Musei in Comune di Roma at a glance
Mercati di Traiano
Foro di Augusto, Facciata e Attico dei Portici
Foro di Augusto, Attico dei Portici
Mercati di Traiano
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