Augusta Emerita, Provincial Forum

Augusta Emerita: Roman city in western Spain, modern Mérida, capital of the province of Lusitania.

North of the Civic Forum, near the modern Plaza de la Constitución, a second forum has been found; it is tentatively indicated as the Provincial Forum. A basilica and a large temple were found, which is called the Capitolium, although it may have been dedicated to an emperor as well. The concrete podium on which this temple once stood was excavated in 1982 and turned out to be about 25 meter long and three meter high.

The two fora were connected by an arch, which is known as the Arch of Trajan. Again, this name was coined by the Méridans, and again, it is incorrect.