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Temple of Vesta
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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
in Rome

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.

Temple Vesta Forum Romanum Rome Italy
The most prominent feature of the ruins that were once the Temple of Vesta is the hearth.

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