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Temple of Venus and Roma

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.…

Lateran Obelisk

Originally from the temple of Amun in Karnak, Constantine ordered its removal from Egypt but it was under Constantius II that the obelisk was taken to Rome and erected in the spina of the Circus Maximus.