This ancient church in the Forum contains ruins of a Roman temple (which can be viewed through a glass wall) and important Byzantine mosaics.

Facts & Stats on Santi Cosma e Damiano

Names
Santi Cosma e Damiano
Basilica of Saints Cosmas and Damian
Chiesa dei Santi Cosma e Damiano
SS Cosma e Damiano
IDs
318267 Go Historic
91 World Heritage Site
Address
Via dei Fori Imperiali
Rome, Italy

Comments on Santi Cosma e Damiano (1)

Max Yakovlev commented on January 14, 2014:

Dear sirs!

After the recent Sts. Cosmas and Damian’s feast (14.11) I would like to ask: did you know about any investigations concerning their lives? An obvious fact that there are historical parallels among the three pairs of the Saints. Besides, it seems to be incredible that through a merely ONE century there were as much as THREE pairs of holy brothers-unmercenaries (extremely rare kind of holiness), moreover bearing the same names!

I would appreciate any information of that kind.

With respect,

Max A. Yakovlev,
Moscow,
RUSSIA.