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Forum of Nerva

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Forum of Nerva was originally supposed to be named after Emperor Domitian, the initiator of the construction. However, when the latter was murdered, the new emperor, Nerva, having completed the construction, decided to give it his name.
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Forum Transitorium, because this was also the name of the Forum of Nerva, began to be built under Domitian, but the work was completed during the reign of Emperor Nerva in 97 CE. Therefore, this should be explained that it is sometimes also called the Forum of Nerva. On the eastern side of the square, the Temple of Minerva was built in the Corinthian order. Domitian thus consecrated Minerva Square, which resulted in the use of the name Forum Paladium.

The building was erected between the existing Pacis Forum and Augusta Forum. The Forum was erected on the site of the existing street connecting the Forum Romanum with the Roman district of Subura. It is situated on a rectangular plan, 45 m wide and 125 m long. On its long sides, it was surrounded by a colonnade protruding in front of the wall surrounding the forum. There are passages in the wall.

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