Sunday, 19 January 2014

Temple of Saturn

Pleased to say that this photo taken on our recent trip to Rome, of the Temple of Saturn, has reached Explore status on Flickr.
Temple of Saturn by TonyKRO
Temple of Saturn, a photo by TonyKRO on Flickr.

The Temple of Saturn has eight surviving columns and was built in 42 BC. The older temple dated from 497 BC but the ruins are from 42 BC. Saturn was regarded as the god-king of Italy and every year at the end of December the Romans celebrated Saturn with the festival called Saturnalia. During the holidays the Romans couldn’t declare war or punish prisoners and the aristocrats would eat and drink with their slaves.

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