Basilica Ulpia

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Basilica Ulpia

The reconstruction of the Basilica Ulpia is part of the large and complex reconstruction of the area of the Fora. The definition of the monument on an urban scale is ideal for bird’s eye views, particularly spectacular in this area which includes the most famous monuments in the ancient city.

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Basilica Ulpia

The Basilica Ulpia, the biggest ever built in Rome, closed off the back end of Trajan’s forum.

Oriented on a northeast-southwest axis, it was built on a rectangular base made out of cement, with two apses situated along the two short sides. Altogether it measured 170 meters long and almost 60 meters wide. The main entrance was in the form of a triumphal arch with three barrel vaults; the attic of the main vault was topped by a quadriga driven by two Victories. The inside was subdivided into five naves by four columns in the Corinthian style.

A grand figured frieze ran around the wall of the hall, some fragments of which, with representations of Victories, are still conserved. The two apses were decorated with semi-columns and had a niche in the center with a shrine.