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Tempio di Vesta, Rome

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The Temple of Vesta is an ancient edifice in Rome, Italy, located in the Roman Forum near the Regia and the House of the Vestal Virgins. The temple's most recognizable feature is its circular footprint. Since the worship of Vesta began in private homes, the architecture seems to be a reminder of its history. The extant temple used Greek architecture with Corinthian columns, marble, and a central cella. The remaining structure indicates that there were twenty Corinthian columns built on a podium fifteen meters in diameter. The roof probably had a vent at the apex to allow smoke release.HistoryAll temples to Vesta were round, and had entrances facing east to symbolize connection between Vesta’s fire and the sun as sources of life. The Temple of Vesta represents the site of ancient cult activity as far back as 7th century BCE. Numa Pompilius is believed to have built this temple along with the original Regia and House of the Vestal Virgins in its original form. Around the Temple stood The Sacred Grove, in which also there was a graveyard for the priests and virgins.It was one of the earliest structures located in the Roman Forum although its present reincarnation is the result of subsequent rebuilding. Instead of a cult statue in the cella there was a hearth which held the sacred flame. The temple was the storehouse for the legal wills and documents of Roman Senators and cult objects such as the Palladium. The Palladium was a statue of Athena (Roman Minerva) believed to have been brought by Aeneas from Troy; the statue was felt to be one of the Pignora Imperii, or pledges of imperium, of Ancient Rome. According to Dionysius of Halicarnassus, the Romans believed that the Sacred fire of Vesta was closely tied to the fortunes of the city and viewed its extinction as a portent of disaster.
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  • It is a temple dedicated to the "hearth goddess Vesta" in the Roman Forum. In the circle in the middle of the Roman temple, next to the home of a priestess of Vesta. A priestess of Vesta "St., was fire" was enshrined in the statue of Pallas Athena in the temple that had kept the grant to conquer the world of the Roman Holy Office. Cylinder said 20 had only three remained.
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  • The artifact is part of the monumental area named "Fori Imperiali". What remains is partly due to a partial reconstruction carried out in ' 900. This temple was guarded by the sacred fire of Vesta, which was the most precious there wasn't for the beliefs and worship of the Romans. The temple remains on the podium with the remaining columns.
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  • As explained by many, the temple which is located near the mouth of truth is the Temple of Hercules Victor; However for tourists like us who lack specific knowledge, is prevalent the beauty given by the presence of ancient columns all around; It is therefore interesting to try the link of these works with the story.
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  • Exciting to imagine how beautiful it could be thousand years before
  • Amazing structure well worth a visit to the forum to see these ancient temples
  • The  (Latin Aedes Vestae, Italian Tempio di Vesta) is an ancient edifice in Rome, Italy, located in the Roman Forum near the Regia and the House of the Vestal Virgins. The temple's most recognizable feature is its circular footprint. Since the worship of Vesta began in private homes, the architecture seems to be a reminder of its history. The extant temple used Greek architecturewith Corinthian columns, marble, and a central cella. The remaining structure indicates that there were twenty Corinthian columns built on a podium fifteen meters in diameter. The roof probably had a vent at the apex to allow smoke release. The  (Latin Aedes Vestae, Italian Tempio di Vesta) is an ancient edifice in Rome, Italy, located in the Roman Forum near the Regia and the House of the Vestal Virgins. The temple's most recognizable feature is its circular footprint. Since the worship of Vesta began in private homes, the architecture seems to be a reminder of its history. The extant temple used Greek architecturewith Corinthian columns, marble, and a central cella. The remaining structure indicates that there were twenty Corinthian columns built on a podium fifteen meters in diameter. The roof probably had a vent at the apex to allow smoke release.
  • It is the oldest Roman temple.
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