Jan 7, 2018

Basilica Ulpia

Basilica Ulpia is an ancient Roman civic building built between 106 AD and 113 AD and located in the Forum of Trajan, a few steps from Piazza Venezia. The Basilica Ulpia separates with the Trajan's Column the temple from the main courtyard in the Forum of Trajan to the northwest. It was named after Roman emperor Trajan whose full name was Marcus Ulpius Traianus. It became perhaps the most important basilica after two ancient ones, the Basilicas Aemilia and Julia. After its construction, much of the political life moved from the Roman Forum to the Forum of Trajan remaining so until the construction of the Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine...

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