Pictures were taken by Gertrude Meyer
on May 2, 2005.


The domed structure in the center of the picture is Santi Luca e Martina, originally an early medieval church, but it was rebuilt in 1635-64 by Pietra da Cortona. The three columns in front of the church are from the Temple of Vespasian which were nearly completely buried in the 18th century. Just to the right of the temple columns is the Arch of Septimius Severus that we saw on the previous page.

Photo by Gertrude Meyer

The Temple of Saturn

We're looking east along the length of the forum.

Photo by Gertrude Meyer

Looking toward the main concourse

Seeing the rest of the scene between the Arch of Septinius Severus and Temple of Saturn gives a sense of scale to those mammoth structures.

Photo by Gertrude Meyer

There was more to the Temple of Saturn than just columns.

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