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Forum of Trajan

Forum of Trajan






Date : between 107 and 113

Sizes : 300 m x 180 m
Item 3 on 6
Etruscan and Roman Antiquities
Outdoor architecture

Area related
Rome (Italy)

Description   

It is probable that Domitian's projects were more ambitious than the building of the small "Forum of Nerva", and probably under his reign they started to remove the small saddle that united the Capitoline Hill to the Quirinal Hill, thus blocking the Forums towards Campus Martius, near to modern Piazza Venezia.

The project was resumed by Trajan with the construction of Trajan's Forum between 112 and 113. The occasion was the conquest of Dacia, whose spoils paid for this celebration of the military conquests of Rome.

The preparation of the Forum required a lot of work. It was necessary to remove the hilly saddle, and to support the cut of Quirinal Hill through the building of the Trajan's market. The Forum square was closed by the Basilica Ulpia, with Trajan's Column at its back. In front of the basilica, a monumental façade was the background of a large, equestrian sculpture of the Emperor. The last Forum was also the biggest and greatest.

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Antalya Museum :
Hall of Imperial Statues
Trajan
Statue
Anonymous
IInd century
Hall of the Perge Theater
Imperator Trajan in Armor
Statue
Anonymous
IInd century
The naked statue of Emperor Trajan
Statue
Anonymous
IInd century

Colosseum and Roman Forum :
Imperial fora
Trajan's Column
Colonna Traiana
Colonne
Apollodore de Damas
Sizes : 43 m x 12 m
from 112 to 113
Trajan's market
Bâtiment
Apollodore de Damas
approx. from 109 to 112

Ephesus Museum :
Hall of the Emperors cult
Head of Emperor Trajan
Tête
Anonymous
approx. from 98 to 117

Louvre Museum :
Art romain
L'empereur Trajan
Buste
Anonymous
near 100
L'empereur Trajan
Tête
Anonymous
approx. from 112 to 115
Charlemagne
Colonne avec buste d'empereur (Trajan?)
Colonne
Anonymous
IVth century
Galerie Daru
L'empereur Trajan
Statue
Anonymous
approx. from 98 to 108

Metropolitan Museum of Art :
Art from Southern Italy and Sicily
Portrait of Marciana, sister of the Emperor Trajan
Tête
Dynastie des Antonins
Anonymous
approx. from 130 to 138

Philae :
Kiosque de Trajan
Colonnes du kiosque de Trajan
Colonne
Anonymous
Forum of Trajan
Apollodore de Damas
Marcus Ulpius Trajanus (Trajan)