ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: JAN KINDBERG JACOBSEN & RUBINA RAJA, A high-definition approach to the Forum of Caesar in Rome: Urban archaeology in a living city. Aarhus University Press – DENMARK (2018): 21-27. Foto: Gianni de Dominicis, ln: “Tempio di Venere Genitrice” di Atavistic | FACEBOOK (29/09/2018).
ABSTRACT – Danish classical archaeologists have a long and well-established tradition of undertaking archaeological fieldwork in Italy both as individual archaeological missions and as as partners in excavations within frameworks of Danish-Italian institutional collaborations. In 2018 new and extensive collaborative excavations are being launched in Rome. These excavations will focus on laying open the until now un-excavated parts of the central Forum of Caesar (Figs. 1-2), a public monumental space in what was central ancient Rome, and which still is the centre of modern Rome, a place visited by millions of people every year. Inaugurated in 46 BCE as a manifestation of Caesar’s achievements and his strive for a single-ruler regime, this space quickly became a contested one – not least after the murder of Caesar in 44 BCE – but the space was also situated as centrally as possible in what was then the largest city in the Mediterranean region. It was a product of a much-needed extension of the public space northeast of the Forum Romanum, and the Forum of Caesar became a benchmark for the displays of imperial power encountered in the imperial fora to follow in later centuries, including the eras of Augustus, Nerva and Trajan. However, within the context of the new archaeological
investigations, the archaeological potential of the area reaches far beyond the forum space from the Late Republican period. Previous research has shown that the earliest remains underneath the Roman-period structures date back to as early as the 13th century BCE – well before the mythical foundation of Rome in 753 BCE (De Santis et al. 2010: 261-262) and continue into the Renaissance and later. Therefore, the new excavations will provide a potential key to the further understanding of more than 3000 years of cultural, environmental and architectural development in central Rome, which remains one of the most researched, yet still incompletely understood, cities in the ancient world
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— JAN KINDBERG JACOBSEN & RUBINA RAJA, A high-definition approach to the
Forum of Caesar in Rome: Urban archaeology in a living city. Aarhus University Press – DENMARK (2018): 21-27.
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— Foto: Gianni de Dominicis, ln: “Tempio di Venere Genitrice” di Atavistic | FACEBOOK (29/09/2018).
Urban Development in Rome – Space through Time. Aarhus University – DENMARK (2018).
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