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Matthew's virtual tour: Forum of Trajan

Professor Matthew Nicholls explains more about the monuments in the Forum of Trajan, in a video tour of his virtual model of ancient Rome.

Now that you’ve looked at Rome’s forum spaces, and at monumental structures such as arches and obelisks, let’s look at a complex that combines elements of both – Trajan’s Forum.

In this tour and in the digital walkaround model that follows we hope that you’ll get a sense of the scale and grandeur of this complex, one of the imperial fora that we met in Step 2.3. Look out for the huge Basilica Ulpia; how does it compare to the Basilica Julia you saw earlier this week? Keep an eye open for the rich decorations of the Forum space – we’ll ask you a question about your impressions in the follow-up discussion.

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