Temple of Vespasian and Titus, Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy
Forum: 7th century BCE-7th century CE; Temple: after 79 CE
The Temple of Vespasian and Titus was built after the death of Vespasian in 79 CE, and dedicated to both Vespasian and Titus after the death of the latter just two years after. It is situated between the Temple of Concord and the Portico of the Dei Consentes, on the Capitoline Hill behind the Temple of Saturn. It is a classic prostyle hexastyle temple. The temple rests on a podium, measuring 22 by 33 meters, and consisted of a cella with columns along the inner walls and a base for the statues of the deified emperors. The pronaos of the temple consisted of six 15.2 meter high Corinthian columns on the front and two on the sides.
The Forum Romanum was the political and economic center of Rome during the Republic_access; it held many of the central political, religious and judicial buildings in Rome. It is located in a valley between Capitoline Hill on the west, Palatine Hill on the south, the Velia on the east, and Quirinal Hill and the Esquiline Hill to the north.
The Archivision Collection of Ancient Sites was funded by the Jack Martin Balcer Library Endowment.
Keywords: Italy, Roma, Rome, Roman Forum, Foro Romano, Templum Vespasiani et Titi, Mediterranean. Photographed by Scott Gilchrist, Archivision.