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Temples of Antoninus and Faustina and Romulus

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Temples of Antoninus and Faustina and Romulus
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View looking north across the Roman Forum at the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina (on the left) and the Temple of Romulus (on the right).

Temple of Antoninus and Faustina (on the left) has eight monolithic Corinthian Columns still standing.  The staircase leading up to it is reconstructed.  Note the gray tufa sidewall of the building—this was originally covered with marble.  The temple was converted into the church of San Lorenzo in Miranda in the eleventh century—the Baroque façade of the church behind the columns is clearly visible—it dates to 1602.

The circular Temple of Romulus (on the right) was thought to have been dedicated to the son of Maxentus who died in 309, but this identification is disputed.  It is not known to which deity, or person, it was dedicated.  Behind it is the church of Santi Cosma e Damiano.