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318289
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Temple of Saturn
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41.892538° N, 12.484186° E
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Essays on the Temple of Saturn

  • Overview

    by Holly Hayes
    October 27, 2011

    The Temple of Saturn stands at the west end of the Imperial Forum at the foot of the Capitoline Hill. It now consists primarily of eight columns of the pronaos, or porch, standing on travertine blocks. Some of the substructure below the temple stairs can be seen; this may have been where the treasury was housed. The columns are all Egyptian granite: the front six in a grey color from Mons Claudianus, the two side ones in a pink granite from Aswan. Only three of them are true monoliths; the remainder were made of two pieces joined together. continue reading →

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Bibliography of the Temple of Saturn

  1. Saturn.” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Web.
  2. Claridge, Amanda. Rome: An Oxford Archaeological Guide, 2nd ed.. Oxford University Press, USA. 2010. Print.

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Holly Hayes
Published
October 8, 2013
Last updated
July 11, 2014