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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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  • This temple was probably founded in 497 f.Kr. and it represented an ancient cult. Within its walls was the Roman Treasury kept. Julius Caesar conducted coup d ' état in 49 f.Kr. and he took claim to the Treasury, toss that one would think that the security of the temple was good. The temple has been damaged by fire and reconstructed several times. The remains of the pillars that now be seen was built up after a fire in about 370 e.Kr.
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  • Still one of the oldest temples of the Roman Forum, second only to that of Vesta and Jupiter, is easily distinguishable among the vestiges of monuments, its eight columns stand majestic in memory of the people of Rome
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  • Well,probably it was a temple but now a few columns is all that you can see.Placed in Roman Forum,close to Septimius Severus Arch.