Temple of Venus & Rome - Ancient Rome Live

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Darius Arya
by American Institute for Roman Culture
published on 26 January 2020
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The colossal Temple of Venus and Rome was one of Rome's largest imperial temples. It essentially enveloped the Velia Hill, next to the Palatine and overlooking the Colosseum valley. Hadrian constructed this temple dedicated to two deities, necessitating its two cellae, back to back, for each cult statue. Maxentius almost entirely rebuilt the temple, on an even more magnificent scale. The remains of one cella and the stairs facing the forum were incorporate into the Church of X and monastery, today the site of superintendency office, and old museum, today being revamped as the new Roman Forum museum.

Find out more about the Temple of Venus and Roma at https://ancientromelive.org/temple-of-venus-and-roma-venus-et-roma/

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Culture, A. I. F. R. (2020, January 26). Temple of Venus & Rome - Ancient Rome Live. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/video/1906/

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