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Roman Forum - Temple of Saturn, Rome: 16 reviews and 29 photos

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The temple of Saturn is the oldest temple in the Forum Romanum. It was first built in 498 BC. There have been three temples dedicated to Saturn here. The first temple was demolished in 42 BC when a new temple was built in stone. This temple was destroyed by the fire of 283 AD, which destroyed major parts of the Forum Romanum. The temple was reconstructed. The eight columns you see today are from this third temple. An inscription says: Senatus populusque romanus incendio consumptum restituit (The Roman senate and people restored what fire had consumed).

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  • Written Jan 26, 2004
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