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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 theā€¦