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Model of the ancient Roman Pantheon. The Pantheon, an adjective understood as "[temple consecrated] to all gods") is a building in Rome, Italy, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus as a temple to all the gods of ancient Rome, and rebuilt by the emperor Hadrian about 126 AD.

The Pantheon - an adjective understood as temple consecrated to all gods - commissioned by Marcus Agrippa

Reconstruction of a bathhouse at Housesteads Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall

Reconstruction of a bathhouse at Housesteads Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall ~ Peter Urmston

Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus model, Museum of Roman Civilization

Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus (model, Museum of Roman Civilization) - built by the last King of Rome, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus end of century BC

The Roman Temple of Portunus, Rome, Italy, 1st century B.C.E. The year 221 B.C.E. was a turning point both for Rome and for Roman art....

The Roman Temple of Portunus, Rome, Italy, century B. The year 221 B. was a turning point both for Rome and for Roman art.

Roman Forum | Basilica Aemilia, 179 BC., was a civil basilica- the hall of justice, in the Roman forum. The Basilica was 100 meters long and about 30 meters wide.

Basilica Aemilia (Rome)

Rome's Basilica Aemilia served as both a market and law court. There was a central nave flanked by columns. Christian churches were derived from the basilica BC). The Basilica was 100 meters long and about 30 meters wide.

Rome--Reconstruction of Forum Romanum. From left: Temple of Julius Caesar, Round Temple of Vesta, Temple of the Dioscuri and corner of Basilica Julia

Rome--Reconstruction of Forum Romanum. From left: Temple of Julius Caesar, Round Temple of Vesta, Temple of the Dioscuri and corner of Basilica Julia

The small round temple of Vesta, between the House of the Vestals and the temple of deified Julius, It is IN THIS SMALL TEMPLE THE VESTAL VIRGIN COLLEGE KEPT THE SACRED ETRUSCAN TEXTS. THE SACRED TEXTS WERE READ ONLY BY THE ORDER OF THE ROMAN SENATE IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES.

Under this angle, you can notice the small round temple of Vesta, between the House of the Vestals and the temple of deified Julius, in the centre of the picture. It is in this small temple that the Vestals kept up the sacred fire.

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