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Temple of Venus and Roma

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Title

Temple of Venus and Roma

Description

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. Corinthian columns lined the entrance of the temple. The inside housed statues of the goddesses Venus and Roma that were so large that the architect Apollodorus told Hadrian if these statues wanted to stand up from their thrones and leave the temple, they would be unable to do so.

Creator

Hadrian

Source

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Date

Begun in 121 A.D, finished in 141 A.D. Repaired in 307 A.D

Contributor

Matthew Werner

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Marble and Granite

Type

Temple

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