So-Called Temple of Romulus / Tempio Detto di Romolo

So-Called Temple of Romulus / Tempio Detto di Romolo (HM1L21)

Location: Roma, Lazio 00186 Città Metropolitana di Roma
Country: Italy

N 41° 53.507', E 12° 29.226'

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So-Called Temple of Romulus
On the basis of a depiction on a coin this building - unusual in shape for Roman architecture - is identified as the temple built by the emperor Maxentius in AD 307 in honour of his son who died in childhood. The circular building is flanked by two apsidal halls opening onto the front with little porticoes decorated with porphyry columns. The bronze door is original and the lock still works. Pope Felix V turned the monument into the vestibule of the Church of Sts Cosmas and Damian but the entrance to the Forum was reopened in 1879.
Tempio Detto di Romolo
In base ad una rappresentazione su moneta si identifica la costruzione - di forma non comune nell-architettura romana - con il tempio che- l'imperatore Massenzio edificò nel 307 d.C. in onore del figlio morto in tenera età. L'edificio circolare è fiancheggiato da due celle absidate che si aprono sul fronte con portichetti ornati da colonne di porfido. La porta di bronzo è originale e la serratura ancora funzionante. Papa Felice V (537-550) aveva trasformato il monumento nel vestibolo della Chiesa des SS. Cosma e Damiano, ma nel 1879 l'ingresso sul Foro fu riaperto.
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Date Added Friday, June 12th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)28T E 708471 N 4640814
Decimal Degrees41.89178333, 12.48710000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 53.507', E 12° 29.226'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 53' 30.42" N, 12° 29' 13.56" E
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15 Via in Miranda, Roma Lazio 00186, IT
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