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Markets of Trajan (Taberna/Insula)

The Markets of Trajan are a feat of engineering built at the same time as Trajan's forum. The builders needed to terrace the hill, and the roof is constructed with concrete vaults. The name is a modern designation. In fact, the complex served various functions, not just residential. The complex was used as a fortress in the 12th century. It now…