Found project: Tempio di Vesta

    Project : Tempio di Vesta

    Language variant : Temple of Vesta

    Architect : n/a

    Completion: 4th c.

    Locality : Roma

    Country : Italy

    Building style : Ancient Roman architecture

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    Description :

    “The remains of the Temple of Vesta which can still be seen in the Forum are those of the reconstruction of Septimius Severus which was carried out after the fire of 191. The original round temple, probably built of rushes and covered with a thatched roof, had already been rebuilt a number of times after previous fires. Despite changes in building materials, it continued to retain the circular form of the primitive huts used by the founders of Rome.”

    Hibbert, Christopher: Rome – The Biography of a City, Penguin Books, 1985, p. 316.

    Ed. Katriina Puputti

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