Roman Forum (Mérida)

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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
The Temple of Diana.
Type Cultural
Criteria iii, iv
Reference 664
UNESCO region Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 1993 (17th Session)

The Roman Forum is an archaeological area in Mérida, Spain. It was the main public area of the Roman city of Emerita Augusta, founded in 25 BC by Emperor Augustus. The city had another forum, the Provincial Forum, built in 50 AD. Together with the other archaeological sites of the city, it was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993.

Edifices[edit]

  • Temple of Diana. Despite its name, wrongly assigned in its discovery, the building was dedicated to the Imperial cult. Erected during Augustus' reign with local granite, later it was partly re-used for the palace of the Count of Corbos.
  • Temple of Mars
  • Portico, built in the 1st century AD
  • Basilica, facing the Temple of Diana
  • Baths

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Coordinates: 38°55′01″N 6°20′35.3″W / 38.91694°N 6.343139°W / 38.91694; -6.343139