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Temple of Venus and Roma 1
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View looking west at one of the apses of the Temple of Venus and Roma.  This temple was built on a platform at the east end of the Roman Forum where Nero's Domus Aurea use to stand.  It was the largest temple in Rome.  It was dedicated in A.D. 135 and may have been designed by Hadrian.

These visible remains date from a rebuild of the temple by the Emperor Maxentius (r. 306–312).  It may have been the last functioning pagan temple in Rome until it was closed by Theodosius in A.D. 391.