The Temple of Jupiter in the Forum of Pompeii

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Carole Raddato
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published on 29 September 2019
The Temple of Jupiter in the Forum of Pompeii

The Temple of Jupiter dominates the north side of the Forum of Pompeii, with Mount Vesuvius looming behind it. After the town became a Roman colony in 80 BCE, the temple became a Capitolium, a temple dedicated to the capitoline triad (Jupiter, Juno and Minerva).


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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2019, September 29). The Temple of Jupiter in the Forum of Pompeii. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11299/

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Raddato, Carole. "The Temple of Jupiter in the Forum of Pompeii." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 29, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/11299/.

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Raddato, Carole. "The Temple of Jupiter in the Forum of Pompeii." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 29 Sep 2019. Web. 16 Oct 2019.

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