Temple of Castor and Pollux, Forum, Rome

The scope of history in Forum, Rome is amazing. Each structure standing there speaks volumes of richness of the ancient Roman era. When I look back at the pictures I had taken at Forum, I feel so pleased with the blue sky we had that day. The sky had enhanced the beauty and magnificence of the structures.

These are the pictures of Temple of Castor and Pollux. The temple was built in 494BC in honor of the twin Gods Castor and Pollux. It is believed that people had seen them during the battle of Lake Regillus against Etruscans, helping Romans. So when Romans won the war they build the temple in honor of these twin Gods. The temple was rebuilt and restored several times in 117BC, then again in 73BC. Tiberius built a new one in 6AD.

With the fall of Roman Empire the great monuments and temple built by them began to crumble and vanish slowly. Most of the marble used for constructing got stolen away, recycled and reused for other noteworthy monuments. Today only three columns stand tall mutely. These too had crumbled in an earthquake. They have been later reassembled and propped up.

Palatine Hill, Rome
Vatican Museum

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