Forum Romanum
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Year of Research
7th century

    The Roman Forum, sometimes known by its real Latin title.It lies between the Palatine hill and the Capitoline hill of the city of Rome.
    It is the central area around which the ancient Roman civilization developed.The area of the forum was really a grassy wetland.
    It was drained in the 7th century BCE by constructing the Cloaca Maxima, a large covered sewer system that drained into the Tiber River, as many people started to settle between the two hills.
    Over time the Comitium was lost to the ever-growing Curia and Julius Caesars rearranging of the forum before his assassination in 44 BC. After Caesars death Octavius completed the work.Many of the forums temples are from either the kingdom or the Republican era.
    Many have been destroyed and reconstructed several times.