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  • c. 800 BCE
    Early burials in the Roman Forum.
  • c. 600 BCE
    Building of the Cloaca Maxima to drain the Roman Forum.
  • c. 497 BCE
    The first temple dedicated to Saturn is constructed in the Forum Romanum of Rome.
  • 484 BCE
    The first temple of the Dioscuri (Castor & Pollux) is dedicated in Rome's Forum Romanum by Aulus Postumius following his victory over the Latins at the Battle of Lake Regillus.
  • 184 BCE
    The first basilica is added to Rome's Forum Romanum.
  • 179 BCE
    The Basilica Fulvia is added to Rome's Forum Romanum.
  • 169 BCE
    The Basilica Sempronia is built in Rome's Forum Romanum.
  • 121 BCE
    The first triumphal arch is added to Rome's Forum Romanum.
  • 34 BCE
    The Basilica Paulli (Aemilia) is completed in Rome's Forum Romanum.
  • 29 BCE
    Augustus builds the temple of Divius Iulius on the spot of Julius Caesar's funeral pyre in Rome's Forum Romanum.
  • 29 BCE
    The Temple of Divus Julius, dedicated to the deified Julius Caesar, is added to Rome's Forum Romanum.
  • c. 10 BCE
    Augustus rebuilds the Temple of Castor and Pollux in Rome's Forum Romanum.
  • 10 CE
    The Temple of Concordia Augusta is added to Rome's Forum Romanum.
  • c. 80 CE
    The Temple of Vespasian and Titus is added to Rome's Forum Romanum.
  • c. 81 CE
    The Arch of Titus is built in Rome's Forum Romanum to commemorate the conquest of Jerusalem.
  • 91 CE
    Domitian adds to Rome's Forum Romanum a statue of himself riding a horse.
  • c. 113 CE
    The House of the Vestal Virgins is completed in Rome's Forum Romanum.
  • c. 135 CE - c. 140 CE
    The Temple of Roma and Venus is added to Rome's Forum Romanum.
  • 140 CE
    The Temple of Divus Antoninus Pius & Faustina is built in Rome's Forum Romanum.
  • c. 150 CE
    The House of the Vestal Virgins is restored in Rome's Forum Romanum.
  • 203 CE
    The Arch of Septimius Severus is built in Rome's Forum Romanum to commemorate victories over the Parthians.
  • 283 CE
    A fire devastates Rome's Forum Romanum, necessitating an extensive rebuilding programme.
  • 313 CE
    The Basilica of Maxentius & Constantine is completed in Rome's Forum Romanum.
  • c. 360 CE - c. 380 CE
    The Temple of Saturn is rebuilt in the Forum Romanum of Rome.
  • 608 CE
    The column of Phocas is erected in Rome's Forum Romanum.
  • 630 CE
    The Curia Julia is repurposed as a church on Rome's Forum Romanum.
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