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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 what fire consumed". 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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  • One of the Roman Forum's great temples, the remaining columns and pediment give you an idea of just how enormous and imposing this temple would have been. The temple was dedicated to the Roman god Sat...  read more »
  • The temple di Saturno, is located in the Forum. They are beautiful and monumental ruins as the Roman Forum is a reminder of how wonderful that was the Roman Empire. 100% recommended and indispensable.
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  • Today, all that remains is an impressively high columned portico (or a part of it). Sometime, most likely 500 BC, the Temple was dedicated to the God Saturn who is associated with wealth. His temple h...  read more »
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