Temple of Saturn (Tempio di Saturno)

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The Temple of Saturn in the Roman Forum (Foro Romano) was one of the most ancient and venerated temples of the Republican Rome, the Saturnian rites were celebrated here, and the treasure of the State was conserved under the podium; that is why it was also called Aerarium. A forepart leaned on the front of the facade (all that remains is the threshold of the door that opened towards the Forum) where the State Public Treasure was kept.

Temple of Saturn (Tempio di Saturno) of Roman Forum (Foro Romano)
The Temple was built in 497 b.C.. On the basement created in 42 b.C. still stand imposing ruins of the colossal Ionic colonnade, compound of six front columns of gray granite and two side columns in red granite. The columns are nearly 11m high. This is what remained after the fire of the 4th century A.D. A big part of the monument was destroyed in the beginning of the 15th century for the needs of building material.

The surface of the Temple of Saturn, which is connected with the northern side of the Forum, was part of the domain of the temples of the Capitol. Nowadays it is only accessible from the Forum, because of the removal of the Via del Foro Romano. North of the Basilica Julia it is connected to the temple of Saturn.

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Temple of Saturn (Tempio di Saturno)
Via della Salara Vecchia (Via di San Gregorio)
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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