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Reconstructed remains of the Temple of Vesta
|Location||Regione VIII Forum Romanum|
|Built in||unknown old Kingdom era|
|Built by/for||Unknown builder|
|Type of structure||Roman Old kingdom|
|Related||List of ancient monuments
The Temple of Vesta (Latin Aedes Vestae; Italian: Tempio di Vesta) is an ancient edifice in Rome, Italy, located in the Roman Forum near the Regia and the House of the Vestal Virgins. The temple's most recognizable feature is its circular footprint. Since the worship of Vesta began in private homes, the architecture seems to be a reminder of its history. The extant temple used Greek architecture with Corinthian columns, marble, and a central cella. The remaining structure indicates that there were twenty Corinthian columns built on a podium fifteen meters in diameter. The roof probably had a vent at the apex to allow smoke release.
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