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The remarkably preserved circular Temple of Romulus was built in the 4th century AD by Emperor Maxentius, and dedicated to his deified son Romulus. The temple is adjacent to a Roman library building in the Vaspesian Forum of Peace. In the 7th century, the two buildings were unified into the Basilica di Santi Cosma e Damiano, which helped to preserve both structures. Until the 20th century, the entrance to basilica was from the Forum, through the Temple of Romulus, but it was changed to the other side, on Via dei Fori Imperiali, when the restoration of the Temple of Romulus was done. The bronze door to the Temple is an original from Roman times. In the interior, the apse contains one of the oldest mosaics in Rome, dating from the 7th century AD (though probably restored since).
Address: Via dei Fori Imperiali
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