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Tempio di Saturno, Rome

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#104 of 459 in Historic Sites in Rome
The Temple of Saturn was an ancient Roman temple to the god Saturn. Its ruins stand at the foot of the Capitoline Hill at the western end of the Roman Forum. The original dedication of the temple is traditionally dated to 497 BC, but ancient writers disagreed greatly about the history of this site.ArchaeologyCollapse has left little standing but the remains of the front porch. The partially preserved pediment displays the inscription:meaning "The Senate and People of Rome restored consumed by fire." The pediment and eight surviving columns represent one of the iconic images of Rome's ancient architectural heritage.History & FunctionConstruction of the temple is thought to have begun in the later years of the Roman Kingdom under Tarquinius Superbus. Its inauguration by the consul Titus Lartius took place in the early years of the Republic. The temple was completely reconstructed by Munatius Plancus in 42 BC.The present ruins represent the third incarnation of the Temple of Saturn, replacing the version destroyed by the fire of Carinus in 283 AD. The extant inscription on the frieze commemorates this restoration undertaken after the fire.
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  • This temple was of huge significance for the people of ancient Rome, and not much is left standing. Looking up it is impressive, but when walking up the little hill to see it from another angle is wel...  more »
  • In times of ancient Rome was very important, and there is still a bit of the. It must have been a very important and colorful temple.
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  • The oena Valley some 3 hours to dedicate the site. It is very interresting to dedicate 3 hiurs to visit this place.
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  • This amazing temple has so much history. One of its versions served as Republican Rome’s treasuries. It saw upheavals, violence, fire and destruction. It’s steps were once removed by supporters of Catiline who barraged themselves inside. I can’t even to begin to imagine what poor Cicero went through during and after his tenure! I recommend all visitors to read a bit about the amazing history of republican Rome and how it’s later years prepared the world for the reign of Roman Empire.
  • ... To me, beauty extends from our IMAGINATION .... ... JUST try build this temple in our hearts (and mind) - how beautiful it would have been? ... We are one way lucky to see the reminance.! ... The other way, Sorry that we couldn't see that MARVEL! (Please get prepared before the visits)
  • The most magnificent ruins The strongest standing pillars in Rome Forum 💪💪💪
  • A magnificent remaining from the Roman empire which stimulates the fantasy and raise questions about what that temple may have looked like once upon a time when it still existed.
  • One of the most dominant temples in the forum, though ironically Saturn was a relatively minor Greek god.

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