The Roman Forum – Part 5

The Temple of Divus Romulus (Tempio di Romolo) in the Roman Forum was constructed to honor Romulus, the deified son of Emperor Maxentius in 309 AD.  In the sixth century, the temple was converted into the vestibule for the Basilica of Saints Cosmas and Damian.  Inside, there are several decaying frescos on the walls and visitors can peer into the basilica through a gate.

The Temple of Divus Romulus

The Temple of Divus Romulus

SOURCE:  The Temple of Divus Romulus (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 13 August 2011.

Fresco of the Virgin and Child

Fresco of the Virgin and Child

SOURCE:  Fresco of the Virgin and Child (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 13 August 2011.

Fresco of Christ

Fresco of Christ

SOURCE:  Fresco of Christ (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 13 August 2011.

Decorative Fresco

Decorative Fresco

SOURCE:  Decorative Fresco (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 13 August 2011.

View into the Basilica

View into the Basilica

SOURCE:  View into the Basilica (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 13 August 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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