Excavation of Julius Cæsar's Forum in Rome

The excavation will take place in the north-eastern part of Caesar’s Forum which is a crucial source of knowledge about the subsequent Roman Empire. The excavation may also add to our understanding of the architectural interrelationship between the Fora of Caesar and those of Trajan, Augustus and Nerva. These are crucial sources for the understanding of the Roman imperial fora that lie buried beneath the Via Fori dei Imperiali, which cuts through them. Using the latest technology in both archaeological and natural scientific methods, the new excavations of Caesar’s Forum will be able to increase our understanding of the area’s other, previously excavated complexes.

The excavation of the Forum of Julius Caesar is scheduled to begin this autumn, 2017, and the results of the research will be published both in scientific journals as well as in the Analecta Romana Instituti Danici – the periodical series of the Danish Institute in Rome. 

PI: Dr Jan Kindberg (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek)

Co-PI: Professor Rubina Raja

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