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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.

13/05 - 20/11/2016
Trademarks of production in ancient society
Exhibitions

Show of brands, logos, signatures and symbols of ownership and belonging in ancient Rome
Look the exhibition teaser
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10/06 - 01/09/2016
giorni d'oro + notti d'argento
Esedra - Mercati di Traiano
Exhibitions

The exhibition giorni d’oro + notti d’argento by Ugo Rondinone will open in Rome; it will be divided between two of the capital’s most important institutional spaces: the MACRO Testaccio, the finest example of industrial archaeology, and the Mercati di Traiano, a symbolic monument to imperial antiquity.

03/06 - 31/07/2016
Educational resources for all

Ai Mercati di Traiano visite gratuite del Servizio Civile e Collaboratori della mostra    MADE in Roma 

12/06 - 29/07/2016
Special projects

Visite guidate tattili alla mostra     MADE in Roma   

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giorni d'oro + notti d'argento
Esedra - Mercati di Traiano
10 June - 1 September 2016
Exhibition
Trademarks of production in ancient society
13 May - 20 November 2016
Exhibition

Educational events

3 June - 31 July 2016
Educational resources for all

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Educational events

2 October 2016
Educational resources for all
15 October 2016
Educational resources for all
6 November 2016
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My favorite thing here. Bronze foot of Nike, 2 BC
Via Biberatica in the ancient Roman complex known as Mercati di Traiano.
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