Danger touched upon this morning. A portion of the external wall of the Forum of Augustus gave way and ended up on a car parked in via Tor de ‘Conti, a road that runs alongside the monumental complex. We are in the heart of the historic center of Rome. At first it was thought that it was a masonry of the Trajan’s Markets, in reality, as specified by the offices of the Capitoline Superintendence that is in charge of the archaeological site, it is the large muro at the bottom of the Forum of Augustus which rises on via Tor de’Conti.
From a high part of the wall it broke away «a small fragment that at first glance seems to be of modern masonry, the result of a restoration intervention that had concerned the Forum of Augustus», Specify from Palazzo Lovatelli. Staff of the Superintendency is carrying out the technical inspections to assess the possible lesion on the wall. In the meantime, the area has been made safe, with the closure to traffic by the municipal police who have arranged for deviations for vehicular and pedestrian transit in the area.
“Yes it is they try to understand how extensive the lesion is: if it is localized or if there is a risk of other close detachments». The cause? «Fbad weather accelerates such processesThe technicians reflect. Yes it is a fragment of cement paste (seven by five centimeters, with a thickness of two centimeters). What is certain is that the fall of the fragment caused damage to the car parked on the road. He smashed the windshield and smashed the glass. Fortunately there would be no injuries. The local police intervened on the spot with the patrols of the Trevi Group. and patrols are committed to securing the area and carrying out closures and detours to vehicular and pedestrian transit in the area.