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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.

Il Sistema Musei Civici di Roma Capitale Assessorato alla Cultura, Creatività e Promozione Artistica – Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali (gestione servizi museali di Zètema Progetto Cultura) aderisce con 15 nuove sedi museali alla piattaforma sviluppata dal Google Cultural Institute per promuovere la conoscenza dei più importanti musei del mondo: Google Art Project.

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.

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Inserts And Connections
27 September - 30 November 2014
Exhibition
24 September 2014 - 10 May 2015
Exhibition

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Torso loricato
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Grande Aula
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Testa di Giove Ammone
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Foro di Augusto, Attico dei Portici
Viaggio Virtuale nella Grande Aula
Foro di Augusto, Tempio di Marte Ultore
Mercati di Traiano, Via Biberatica
Mercati di Traiano
Foro di Augusto, Facciata e Attico dei Portici
Video introduttivo Mercati di Traiano
Mercati di Traiano
Foro di Augusto, Portici ed Esedre
Tempio della Pace, Sculture e Arredi
Foro di Cesare, Rilievi con Amorini
Videoguida L.I.S. Mercati di Traiano
Foro di Augusto, Sala del Colosso
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