Temple of Vespasian and Titus Rome, Italy

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Three Corinthian columns remain of this temple at the west end of the Roman Forum. It was built in honor of the deified emperors Vespasian and Titus between 80 and 85 CE.

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Temple of Vespasian and Titus
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    Emperor Vespasian died at his country villa near Rieti in July of 79. Legend has it his last words were: "Pity, I think I'm turning into a god." Vespasian was succeeded by his son Titus, who began the process of deification of his father, including the construction on a temple in his honor. Titus himself died in 81, leaving completion of the project to his younger brother Domitian...