Excavations unearth Rome’s oldest temple

Published on February 6th, 2014 | by Admin



The remains of what may be Rome’s oldest known temple have been found at the site of San’Omobono, a Medieval church on the former banks of the Tiber River.

The temple – the foundations of which are below the water line — was probably dedicated to the goddess Fortuna. The archaeological team discovered large quantities of votive offerings such as miniature versions of drinking vessels, left not by locals but by foreign traders.

In antiquity, Terrenato says, temples built on harbors had the function of fostering mutual trust between locals and traders.

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Story: Sylvia Poggioli, NPR | Photo: Sylvia Poggioli, NPR

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2 Responses to Excavations unearth Rome’s oldest temple

  1. Irtey says:

    Thanks for posting. Rome is very interesting city i found some old Rome photos here: http://picturesofpast.com/europe/rome/

  2. artconcivil says:

    Every city and place can remained the beautiful only if we are working on it continuously. Like after sometime, building needs their maintenance etc.

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