Forum Novum

  • Forum Novum

Energitismo Insight

The oldest archaeological findings date back to the period of the Sabines, although the Romans have the merit of making this a very important area, as evidenced by the remains of the Forum Novum market town. The ‘novum’ name comes from the fact that there was a more ancient market of Sabina origin. Forum Novum dates back to the second century BC and it was built on a terrace between the Via Flaminia and the Via Salaria. As is clear from the epigraphs, the city became a municipality during the empire. The inscriptions also recall an aqueduct, built by a private citizen, which fed a fountain and spas. They have been revealed vast areas of the town inhabited: the forum, the basilica, some shops, a temple and along the road there are funerary monuments and arches of an aqueduct.

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