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Forum Boarium in Rome (Italy)

Address: Piazza della Bocca della Verità
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City: Rome (see more Ruin in Rome)
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Boario Forum (Forum Boarium or Bovarium in Latin), was an area of ancient Rome located on the left bank of the river Tiber, between the Capitol and the Aventine. Also known as such a position inserted into the same area, which was produced in the animal market. The boundaries of this area were among the Circus Maximus to the southwest, the northwest Velabro where he was the Arch of Janus, the Arch of Argentarios, a monumental gate that gave entrance to the area), the Vicus Iugarius, toward the slope of Capitol to the north, the Tiber to the west, and south Aventine). The area was divided between regions augusteas VIII (Forum Romanum) and XI (Circus Maximus) This was the market area of the old city, placed at the point where the roads converged spanning the Tiber River valley, and those which connected Etruria to Campania, areas dominated by the Etruscans and Greeks respectively. In this confluence was the Tiber Island, easy to wade, and that is partly responsible for the location of Rome on his land. This area was frequented by Greek merchants and at the time of the founding of the city, in the middle of the eighth century. C. The banks of the river was the river port of Rome (portus Tiberinus), which as the entire area was open to foreigners, and therefore considered outside the perimeter of the city and located outside the Servian Walls. Here was an ancient sanctuary, the altar up to Hercules, dedicated to a local deity assimilated the Phoenician Melkart at first, and then to Hercules.
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