"Ancient Roman History : AD 1926" Area Sacra - Largo Argentina Tip by Paisleypaul

Area Sacra - Largo Argentina, Rome: 29 reviews and 52 photos

  Area Sacro di Largo Argentina
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  • Area Sacro di Largo Argentina - Rome
      Area Sacro di Largo Argentina
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  • Area Sacro di Largo Argentina - Rome
      Area Sacro di Largo Argentina
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  • Area Sacro di Largo Argentina - Rome
      Area Sacro di Largo Argentina
    by Paisleypaul
  • Area Sacro di Largo Argentina - Rome
      Area Sacro di Largo Argentina
    by Paisleypaul
 

This square consists of four temples unearthed by excavation works in the 1920s. The four temples date from the late fourth to the late second century BC . The square has been identified as the Porticus Minucia Venus, founded 107 BC as the last of the four temples was finished. It can be viewed from four sides, notably from Corso Vittorio Emanuelle I, just at Largo Argentina , i.e. where you jump the No.8 tram for Trastevere. You are looing down as you walk round perhaps five metres - this was of course street level in ancient Rome, which has been altered naturally over time and by the great fire. The area was destroyed by fire AD80 , a year before Pompeii (AD 79) - no small irony that one of the buildings to have been positively identified was the Statio Aquarum, or water board which would today be responsible for water supply and fire hydrants!

Address: Largo di Torre Argentina
Directions: Corso Vittorio Emanuele II / Via Di Torre Argentina / Via Florida / Via di San Nicola de Cesarini

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  • Updated Jan 24, 2011
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