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Temple of Venus and Rome, Rome

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The Temple of Venus and Roma Latin: Templum Veneris et Romae is thought to have been the largest temple in Ancient Rome. Located on the Velian Hill, between the eastern edge of the Forum Romanum and the Colosseum, it was dedicated to the goddesses Venus Felix ("Venus the Bringer of Good Fortune") and Roma Aeterna ("Eternal Rome"). The architect was the emperor Hadrian and construction began in 121. It was officially inaugurated by Hadrian in 135, and finished in 141 under Antoninus Pius. Damaged by fire in 307, it was restored with alterations by the emperor Maxentius.HistoryIn order to build the temple, erected on the remnants of the porticoed vestibule to Emperor Nero's Domus Aurea, the Colossus of Nero was moved and placed near the amphitheatre, which shortly afterwards became known as the Colosseum. Unimpressed by his emperor's architectural skills, Hadrian's most brilliant architect, Apollodorus, made a scornful remark on the size of the seated statues within the cellae, saying that they would surely hurt their heads if they tried to stand up from their thrones. Apollodorus was banished and executed not long after this.
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  • The ancient temples of Venus and Rome once stood back to back, overlooking the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Little remains today -- the curved niche where a statue of a goddess once stood, with its ...  read more »
  • It is one of the best places to visit Rome is outdoors and there are enough attractions in one place apart from the fact that there are closer places there as restaurants and other cultural attractions
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  • The project and the Foundation are the emperor Hadrian in a good Greek style. Then ensued a fire and was Maxentius, which should restore it by increasing the thickness of its walls and columns.
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  • The Roman Forum is open 9am-7pm. Entry costs €12, €7.50 concessions. This is a combined ticket including entry to the Palatine and Colloseum. about temple of venus and rome The Temple of Venus and Rome, known in Latin as Templum Veneris et Romae, in the Roman Forum was built in approximately 135 AD during the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian.  Hadrian himself is thought to have heavily influenced the design of this temple, although it was later renovated by the emperor Maxentius after it was damaged in a fire. Dedicated to the godesses of love and of Rome, the Temple of Venus and Rome would have comprised two main chambers and would have been an impressive structure. Its remains are found at the far east end of the Forum, near the Colosseum.
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  • Every piece of Rome's history every corner a you are in Rome go see everything including the Temple of Venus ... ... only
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  • Beautiful monument. I advise you to live on the outskirts early in the morning until the influx of fellow tourists.
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  • These remnants of Roman civilization simply amaze ... It is difficult to even imagine how it was possible to reach a level of development in those days. Very large-scale sooružeeiâ
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