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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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  • Like all Roman Market "smells" story. the Pisps Capitoline Hill is the best place to take a panoramic photo.
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  • Exciting to see still standing the eight columns of the Roman temple dedicated to Saturn, is to imagine the grandeur of the Temple when it was comprehensive and packed with the faithful. Also nice all the context around with the Forum and the views over Rome.
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  • Top pane between columns and Colonnade of eight at the western end of the Roman Forum and the Ionic capitals is the ruins of the Temple of the Saturns. So little remained settled in the Roman colonnade, the temple is magnificent. Because the State-owned property in Republic Rome age kept in this temple was called aerarium (t-bills).
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