Temple of Saturn

3d model and reconstruction

Temple of Saturn

The reconstruction of the Temple of Saturn is part of the large and complex reconstruction of the area of the Fora.

The definition of the monument on an urban scale is ideal for bird’s eye views, particularly spectacular in this area which includes the most famous monuments in the ancient city.

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Short history of

Temple of Saturn

At the beginning of the 5th century BC, perhaps in 498, a temple to Saturn was dedicated at the base of the Capitol. In the same area there was probably already an altar to the same god, which the Romans believed had been dedicated in a very ancient time, even before the Trojan War.

The temple was prostyle with eight Ionic columns on the front, probably attributable to a restoration executed in 283 AD, when it was entirely destroyed by fire.

The State Treasury of Rome was located here, and important public documents for the life of the city were posted on its base. The temple was also the site of celebrations for the end of the calendar year, fixed on day 17 of our month of December.