Rome, Forum Romanum


Forum Romanum, Temple of Saturn (497 B.C.), 1925

Photo: Kurt Hielscher

Forum Romanum, Temple of Saturn (497 B.C.), 11th of November 2016

Photo: Casper Molenaar

The differences between the impressive Temple of Saturn at the Forum Romanum in Rome in Italy between 1925 when Kurt Hielscher took his photo and 91 years later when I did are not as big as the changes in the 1500 years before. The original Temple of Saturn (497 BC) is one of the oldest temples in Rome and was rebuilt in 42 BC and again in the fourth century AD after a devastating fire, hence the inscription: "Senatus Populus Que Romanus Incendio Consumptum Restitvit," "Destroyed by fire, Restored by the Senate and the People of Rome." The temple housed the aerarium, where Romans' reserves of gold and silver were stored. It is truly an amazing place where history comes back to life, with only a small portion of imagination needed.

Adam Reiziger

Reiziger & Fotograaf

 
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