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Temple of Venus and Roma

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Located on the edge of the Roman Forum, this temple was the largest in ancient Rome, having been designed by the emperor Hadrian, but was not completely finished until the reign of Antoninus Pius. A fire in 307 A.D damaged the temple, so Maxentius repaired it. The colossus of Nero had to be moved in order to make space for this massive temple.…

Temple of Vesta (remains)

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Vesta, the goddess of the household hearth, was especially important in early royal ritual. It was the duty of her handmaidens, the Vestal Virgins, to maintain the sacred fire in this temple. The Vestals lived in the House of the Vestal Virgins nearby. The Temple of Vesta and the House of the Vestal Virgins are located in the Roman Forum near the…