The Imperial Fora consist of a series of monumental fora (public squares), constructed in Roma over a period of one and half centuries, between 46 BC and 113 AD. The forums were the center of the Roman Republic and of the Roman Empire.
The Forum Romanum is located between the Palatine Hill and the Capitoline Hill and is the central area around which the ancient Roman civilization developed. Citizens referred to the location as the "Forum Magnum" or just the "Forum".
The oldest and most important structures of the ancient city are located in the Forum Romanum , including its ancient former royal residency, the Regia, and the surrounding complex of the Vestal virgins. The Forum Romanum served as a city square and central hub where the people of Roma gathered for justice and faith. It was also the economic hub of the city and considered to be the center of the Republic and Empire.