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Rome in Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, Italy — Central Italy (Tyrrhenian Coast)
 

So-Called Temple of Romulus / Tempio Detto di Romolo

 
 
So-Called Temple of Romulus / Tempio Detto di Romolo Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2013
1. So-Called Temple of Romulus / Tempio Detto di Romolo Marker
Inscription.

So-Called Temple of Romulus
On the basis of a depiction on a coin this building - unusual in shape for Roman architecture - is identified as the temple built by the emperor Maxentius in AD 307 in honour of his son who died in childhood. The circular building is flanked by two apsidal halls opening onto the front with little porticoes decorated with porphyry columns. The bronze door is original and the lock still works. Pope Felix V turned the monument into the vestibule of the Church of Sts Cosmas and Damian but the entrance to the Forum was reopened in 1879.

Tempio Detto di Romolo
In base ad una rappresentazione su moneta si identifica la costruzione - di forma non comune nell-architettura romana - con il tempio che- l'imperatore Massenzio edificò nel 307 d.C. in onore del figlio morto in tenera età. L'edificio circolare è fiancheggiato da due celle absidate che si aprono sul fronte con portichetti ornati da colonne di porfido. La porta di bronzo è originale e la serratura ancora funzionante. Papa Felice V (537-550) aveva trasformato il monumento nel vestibolo della Chiesa des SS. Cosma e Damiano, ma nel 1879 l'ingresso sul Foro fu riaperto.
 
Location. 41° 53.507′ N, 12° 29.226′ E. Marker is in Rome, Lazio, in Metropolitan

So-Called Temple of Romulus / Tempio Detto di Romolo and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2013
2. So-Called Temple of Romulus / Tempio Detto di Romolo and Marker
City of Rome. Click for map. Marker and temple are in the Roman Forum. Marker is at or near this postal address: Via Sacra, Rome, Lazio 00186, Italy.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. So-Called Carcer / Cosiddetto Carcer (a few steps from this marker); Archaic Burial Ground / Sepolcreto Arcaico (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple of Antoninus and Faustina (within shouting distance of this marker); Regia (within shouting distance of this marker); Roman Forum (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Roman Forum (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); North Facade of the Domus Tiberiana (about 90 meters away); Basilica Aemilia Entablature / Trabeazione (about 90 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Rome.
 
Also see . . .
1. Temple of Romulus. (Submitted on June 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Roman Forum. (Submitted on June 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Rome Reborn: A Digital Model of Ancient Rome. (Submitted on June 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Forum Romanum. (Submitted on June 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Man-Made Features
 
Original Temple of Romulus / Tempio Detto di Romolo Doors image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2013
3. Original Temple of Romulus / Tempio Detto di Romolo Doors
Temple of Romulus / Tempio Detto di Romolo image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2013
4. Temple of Romulus / Tempio Detto di Romolo
View from Palatine Hill
Temple of Romulus / Tempio Detto di Romolo image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2013
5. Temple of Romulus / Tempio Detto di Romolo
View from Palatine Hill
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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