Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, Forum, Rome

The temple of Antoninus and Faustina is one of the best preserved monuments in Forum, Rome. Although a B&W version today of what was once a colorful, covered with gold may be, it still looks majestic. Until the 1800s the entire Forum area was buried till the door level, the stairs were excavated later. The marble frieze is attractive and most photographed from various angles.



The temple was constructed by a devoted husband, the Emperor Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD), for his wife Empress Faustina. After the death of this mighty emperor, the temple was dedicated to them both. Of the “five good emperors” who ruled Rome in these eighty-odd years—Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, and Marcus Aurelius—Antoninus was the only one to receive a temple in the Forum.

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40 Responses to “Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, Forum, Rome

  • such a grand structure. & so amazing it has lasted all these years.

  • you could just imagine how grand this way at its heyday.

  • I like all your italian photo's, they are so nice.

    Greetings, Joop

  • Superb captures as always, Indrani! Interesting history as well! Enjoy a lovely weekend!

    Sylvia

  • Such antiquity – so much wonder and beauty!

  • I am surprised that it still stands

  • Rmarkable Temple indeed, and you've illustrated it so well Indrani.

  • Hi Indrani! Fabulous Rome…

    I’ll be out next week, but Blogtrotter Two has something new for you… Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend and week ahead!!

  • Wonderful Rome …
    (You now very good the history 😉

  • Brilliant columns.

  • I've always had a desire to visit Rome. Thank you for bringing that beautiful city so close to me 🙂

  • Lovely pictures..looks like you got a very good weather as well!! Did you go in summer? Loved reading the history part as well!!

  • «Louis» really appreciates the education your are giving him about Italy!
    ;-D

  • Beautiful shots with great information.

  • Great story and series of photos!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  • a wonderful story and images to match!!! …and, of course, a grand sky!

  • wonderful photos…how fortunate you are to have seen so many magnificent places around the world!

  • A different world, monuments of the past, still here for a moment in time. T
    They have done a great job in preserving and repairing this temple.I just read about a church being build in Barcelona in the early middle ages. It was backbreaking work.Men carried huge stones on their backs and had to walk miles from the quarry to the building site. In every day life they were carriers but on Sunday they carried the stones all for free in dedication to Mary.
    History is very rich.

  • Amazing. It must have been an exciting discovery way back. Beautiful photos. I am just trying to imagine this in gold!

  • Gorgeous shots! Been there many years ago … nice to see it again!

    Thanks for visiting … Irene

  • Gorgeous!

    My Sky shot, please come and see. Have a great weekend!

  • The tall pillars add to the majestic appearance.!.

  • I liked the dragon wings on top of the house above the columns.

  • What an amazing place to explore. Lovely photos, Indrani!

  • These ancient temples are amazing in many ways. Amazing design and construction, and amazing that they've lasted thousands of years. How many of our structures will be around even a hundreds years from now?

  • and whatever angle you look at, the structure is simply amazing!

  • I just love those Corinthian columns

  • Nice shot! Such an ancient Monument..Old is gold..

  • Love those tall pillars amazing architecture.

  • History is always amazing! This royal monument has taken me virtually to the history… Just imagining the ancient Romans with their Toga and Chitons…

    The worn pillars also make me imagine the struggle to survive!

  • They must have built it to last… Civilizations come and go, Egyptian pyramids too. But the people prevail. In Modern Times, modern architecture consumes so much Energy, disturbs the Ecology, pollutes Environment by digging the Earth for building materials, for Signature Architecture, but its life is limited… The gulf between the rich and the poor increases, so also the NUMBER OF THE POOR POPULATION GROWS: Thy name is 21ST CENTURY.

  • I always loved history esp.. learning about the Renaissance period… love the pics..

    Btw when do you find the time to travel so much? It is simply awesome 🙂

  • what a structure ! and nice angle of click !

  • ''
    The temple was constructed by a devoted husband, the Emperor Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD), for his wife Empress Faustina.''True love is beyond all human made definitions of love .It will survive till the last breath of our Earth as this wonderful monument .Thank you for sharing .jk

  • Tall, majestic structures!
    Beautiful!

  • Amazing structure and amazing shots Indrani…

  • Nice pictures…great structure.. and I loved the facts you've shared..

  • Yogi saraswat
    2 years ago

    The temple was constructed by a devoted husband, the Emperor Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD), for his wife Empress Faustina. After the death of this mighty emperor, the temple was dedicated to them both. Of the “five good emperors” who ruled Rome in these eighty-odd years—Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, and Marcus Aurelius—Antoninus was the only one to receive a temple in the Forum. There was another Shajahan in Rome ? Beautiful pictures Indrani ji !!

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