"Temple of jupiter" Temple of Jupiter Tip by orlandom

Temple of Jupiter, Pompeii: 9 reviews and 9 photos

  Temple of jupiter
by orlandom

The Temple of Jupiter, the name of the temple derives from its original function in the samnite period. Following the towns colonization the temple became a capitalism, a temple dedicated to the capitalize triad of Jupiter, juno and Minerva, according to the religious tradition of Rome, that required that every town center must have a temple dedicated to the most important gods of Mont Olympus. So this is why this temple is in the center of the Forum. There is also a colossal torso statue of Jupiter in the center of the temple, and 2 arches on both side of the temple.

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  • Updated Feb 21, 2006
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