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  • 1. Temple of
    Venus and Roma
  • 2. Built by Emperor Hadrian in 121 AD, the temple was a tribute to the goddesses Roma and Venus
  • 3. The Temple is located in the east side of the Forum Romanum, near the coliseum
  • 4. Style
    • 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
    The Temple was one of the largest in Rome, the only one to have ten columns
  • 8. A Funny Story
    When Hadrian’s best architect, Apollodorus, criticized the design of the temple, he was exiled and later executed
  • 9. Destruction
    In 307, the temple was ruined in a fire, but was later restored by emperor Maxentius
    It was once again ruined in an earthquake around 850, and Pope Leo IV had a church built in it’s place
    Santa Francesca Romana