Engineering Rome

Trajan’s Forum

by Aaron Couch‍

In ‍a city full of engineering marvels and tourists attractions such as ‍‍‍‍‍‍the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and St. Peter’s Basilica‍‍‍‍‍‍, it is hard to imagine that for centuries the most visited and important places in Rome were the public forums. A Roman tradition from their inception, the forums grew to become the heart of the city. The last of these forums to be built was also the largest. Built by one of the Roman Empire’s greatest emperors, Trajan’s Forum was one of the largest and most important construction projects in Rome for centuries.

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