Temple of Romolus (Tempio di Romolo)

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Temple of Romolus (Tempio di Romolo) in the Roman Forum (Foro Romano) is a little octagonal construction which should be recognized as the Temple of the Suffered, rather than the temple which emperor Maxentius dedicated to the memory of his son Romulus died in 309 and buried on Via Appia. The bronze door is original. Interior is made of round hall with the two cells in the side apses. In the 6th century pope Felix IV adapted it for the vestibule of the back Church of Santi Cosma e Damiano (Basilica del beato Felice).

Temple of Romolus (Tempio di Romolo) in the Roman Forum (Foro Romano) entrance door of Temple of Romolus (Tempio di Romolo)
In 1947, the restorations of the Imperial Forums gave a new structure to the church. The old entrance, through the Temple of Romulus, was closed, and the temple restored to its original forms; with the Pantheon, the Temple of Romulus is the best preserved pagan temple in Rome. A new entrance was opened on the opposite side (on via dei Fori Imperiali), whose arch gives access to the cloister, and through this to the side of the basilica. Today Temple so-called of Romolus (Tempio cd di Romolo) is indicated as the Temple of Jupiter Stator.

Temple of Romolus (Tempio di Romolo)
Via dei Fori Imperiali, Via Sacra
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Campitelli (Foro Romano- Campidoglio-P.Venezia) (Roma centro)/ Rione Celio (Terme di Caracalla) (Roma centro)
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