Roman Forum facts for kids
It was for centuries the centre of Roman public life. It was the site of triumphal processions and elections; the venue for public speeches, criminal trials, and gladiatorial matches. It was also the heart of commerce. Here statues and monuments mark the city's great men. It has been called the most celebrated meeting place in the world, and in all history.
The Forum is in the small valley between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills. Today it is a sprawling ruin of architectural fragments and excavations. It has 4.5 million sightseers each year.
Buildings in the Forum
The Roman Forum is famous for the amount of buildings and other ancient ruins that it contains. These include:
- Temple of Castor and Pollux
- Temple of Vesta
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