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Trajan's Market, 2006
Trajan's Market, 2006

Trajan's Market (Mercatus Traiani) is a large complex of ruins in the city of Rome, located on the Via dei Fori Imperiali, at the opposite end to the Colosseum. The buildings and structures present a living model of life in the Roman capital and a glimpse at the continuing restoration in the city which reveals new treasures and insights about Ancient Roman architecture. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 2. ... Rocky landscape with ruins, by Nicolaes Berchem, ca. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... The Via dei Fori Imperiale is a road in the centre of the city of Rome that runs in a straight line from the Piazza Venezia to the Colosseum, which is itself situated in the Piazza Colosseo. ... The Colosseum by night: exterior view of the best-preserved section. ... Categories: Buildings and structures stubs ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ...


Built in AD 100-110 by Apollodorus of Damascus, an architect who always followed Trajan in his adventures. During the Middle Ages the complex was transformed by adding floor levels still visible today and building defensive elements such as the Torre delle Milizie, built in 1200. A convent was later built in this area, but demolished at the beginning of twentieth century to restore Trajan's Markets to the city of Rome. Apollodorus of Damascus, a famous Greek architect, engineer, designer and sculptor, flourished during the 2nd century AD. He was a favourite of Trajan, for whom he constructed Trajans Bridge over the Danube (104) for the campaign in Dacia. ... For other uses, see Architect (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Roman Emperor. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... The Torre delle Milizie before the demolition of the convent of St. ... Events University of Paris receives charter from Philip II of France The Kanem-Bornu Empire was established in northern Africa around the year 1200 Mongol victory over Northern China — 30,000,000 killed Births Al-Abhari, Persian philosopher and mathematician (died 1265) Ulrich von Liechtenstein, German nobleman and poet (died... A Beguine convent in Amsterdam. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s The 20th century lasted from 1901 to 2000 in the Gregorian calendar (often from (1900 to 1999 in common usage). ...


The entrance is in Via IV Novembre; immediately the visitor enters into a shopping area, disposed on two different sides, where free wheat was once distributed to the people of Rome. At the end of this hall a large balcony offers a beautiful view on the markets, Trajan's Forum and Vittoriano. This is actually a part of the Via Biberatica (from biber meaning drink, the location for most of the taverns and grocers' shops), the road that starts from the entrance and divides Trajan's Market. A balcony comprising a balustrade supported at either end by plinths. ... Trajans Forum Trajans Forum (Latin: Forum Traiani) is chronologically the last of the Imperial fora of Rome. ... The monument of Victor Emmanuel II Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II (Monument of Victor Emmanuel II) or Altare della Patria (Altar of the Nation) or Il Vittoriano is a monument located in Rome, Italy. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Trajan's Market - Rome
Trajan's Market - Rome

The upper levels of the market were used for offices while the lower part, in front of Trajan's Forum, had shops selling oil, wines, seafood, groceries, vegetables and fruit. Medieval houses built on the top floor face the semicircular segment of the Via Biberatica. The lower part of the market today shows two levels: a ground floor level for shops, with an entry made in travertine, surmounted by an arch. The second level was formed by adjoining shops selling wines and oil. A third level, today visible only as some walls, was discovered at the Via Biberatica and was probably used for grocers' shops. On the lower part there are also two large halls, probably used for auditions or concerts. A shop housed in the Market is known as a taberna Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 1. ... Synthetic motor oil For other uses, see Oil (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Wine (disambiguation). ... Spaghetti with seafood (Spaghetti allo scoglio). ... Supermarket produce section A supermarket is a store that sells a wide variety of goods including food and alcohol, medicine, clothes, and other household products that are consumed regularly. ... For other uses, see Vegetable (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fruit (disambiguation). ... Travertine Travertine terraces at Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park A carving in travertine Travertine is a sedimentary rock. ... Audition can refer to: The sense of hearing The audio editing software Adobe Audition ... For the album by The Cure, see Concert (album). ... A taberna is a single room shop covered by a barrel vault within great indoor markets of ancient Rome. ...


The market is roofed by a concrete vault raised on piers, both covering and allowing air and light into the central space. The market itself is constructed primarily out of brick and concrete. The Lierne vault of the Liebfrauenkirche, Mühlacker 1482. ...

Trajan's Market, 2000.
Trajan's Market, 2000.
Trajan's Market from Via Biberatica, 2006.
Trajan's Market from Via Biberatica, 2006.

 
 

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