Thursday, March 10, 2005

Indentification of Temple of Divus Romulus still debated

Temple of Divus Romulus
Temple of Divus Romulus, originally uploaded by mharrsch.
One of the few structures relatively still intact in the Forum is the Temple of Divus Romulus. Although one might think this is a shrine to one of the founders of Rome it is actually said to have been built to honor the son of Maxentius, who died in 307 C.E. Scholars are not in agreement on this, however.

The massive bronze door is quite impressive and the flanking columns are carved from porphyry, a purple stone mined in north Africa.

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