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Tem Of  Venusroma
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Tem Of Venusroma

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  • 1. Temple of <br />Venus and Roma<br />
  • 2. Built by Emperor Hadrian in 121 AD, the temple was a tribute to the goddesses Roma and Venus<br />
  • 3. The Temple is located in the east side of the Forum Romanum, near the coliseum <br />
  • 4. Style <br /><ul><li>It is built on a peristyle
  • 5. Two main chambers, one housing Roma (which faces west)
  • 6. And the other housing Venus (facing to the east)
  • 7. It is made of brick faced concrete and coated with marble </li></ul>The Temple was one of the largest in Rome, the only one to have ten columns <br />
  • 8. A Funny Story <br />When Hadrian’s best architect, Apollodorus, criticized the design of the temple, he was exiled and later executed<br />
  • 9. Destruction <br />In 307, the temple was ruined in a fire, but was later restored by emperor Maxentius<br />It was once again ruined in an earthquake around 850, and Pope Leo IV had a church built in it’s place<br />Santa Francesca Romana<br />

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