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History in the heart of Rome

If you have ever visited Rome, you have almost certainly laid eyes on the remains of the Imperial Fora. Once the centre of the Roman Empire, these monumental building complexes and squares bear witness to a time of greatness that still keeps us fascinated today.

View of Caesar's Forum, February 2020 (Photo: Rubina Raja).

If you have ever visited Rome, you have almost certainly laid eyes on the remains of the Imperial Fora. Once the centre of the Roman Empire, these monumental building complexes and squares bear witness to a time of greatness that still keeps us fascinated today.

In this report, the Danish-Italian team running activities at Caesar’s Forum recap the recently completed excavation in the area. Analyses show traces of materials from a wide chronological span – all the way back to the 6th century BC (the Archaic Period) up through 20th-century contexts – from architectural structures, tiles, ceramics, water systems, glass, clay vessels, coins and human burials.

The team specialises in traditional archaeological approaches coupled with state-of-the-art methodology from the natural sciences, incl. an extensive soil science programme.


Corsetti, F. L. et al. 2020 [2022]. ”The Danish-Italian excavations on Caesar’s Forum 2021: Report”. Analecta Romana: Instituti Danici, 45: 267-280.