The forum of Augustus

Proxy models of the reconstruction 

Proxy models and representation models

The Forum of Augustus was built by the Emperor Augustus between the end of the 1st century B.C. and the beginning of the 1st century A.D. in a key position within the center of Rome, near the forum of Caesar and the Roman forum.

The Forum of Augustus consists in a rectangular square dominated by the presence of the Temple of Mars Ultor, at the opposite side of the main entrance, and two porticos which delimited the other two sides of the complex.

Recent archaeological discoveries allowed to suggest an up-to-date virtual reconstruction of the whole Roman monument realized by the DHIlab of the CNR-ISPC of Rome.

For this projects the Extended Matrix methodology was employed to track and manage the entire process of reconstruction (sources and reasoning).


Ferdani D.,  Fanini B., Piccioli M. C., Carboni F., Vigliarolo P., 2020. 3D reconstruction and validation of historical background for immersive VR applications and games: The case study of the Forum of Augustus in Rome, in Journal of Cultural Heritage. DOI: 10.1016/j.culher.2019.12.004