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Tempio di Saturno, Rome

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The Temple of Saturn is a temple to the god Saturn in ancient Rome. The original dedication of a temple to Saturn was traditionally dated to 497 BC, but ancient writers disagreed greatly about the history of this site. The ruins of the temple stand at the foot of the Capitoline Hill in the western end of the Forum Romanum.ArchaeologyGradual collapse has left nothing but the remains of the front portico standing. The partially preserved pediment displays the inscription Senatus Populusque Romanus incendio consumptum restituit, meaning "The Senate and People of Rome have restored consumed by fire". The pediment and eight surviving columns represent one of the iconic images of Rome's ancient architectural heritage.HistoryConstruction 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.
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  • Saw the Roman Forum at night from Capitoline Hill. Awesome pics taken. Better to take pics from a hill than to walk through it. There is no narration. But looking at the forum from above gives some pe...  more »
  • Part of a historical area that a guide or good book will help bring alive. Try and view reconstructed images to really appreciate how it must have been.  more »
  • Temple of Saturn dates from the 4th Century BC and is the oldest temple located within the Forum. What remains are seen today are from the late 4th Century AD after being rebuilt. All that remains of ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Absolutely beautiful temple, be sure to look at the details at the top!
  • were not able to go near it as we were going out through the side exit.
  • Nice historical monument.
  • Good place