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Temple of Romulus
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View looking north at front façade of the Temple of Romulus.

This circular Temple of Romulus was thought to have been dedicated to the son of Maxentus who died in 309, but this identification is disputed.  It is not known to which deity, or person, it was dedicated.  Note the cupola on the roof.

The bronze doors in the front are original.  There are remnants of two wings on both sides of the doorway.  On the right are two marble columns.

This temple serves as the vestibule for the church of Santi Cosma e Damiano (behind it).  The church was dedicated in 527 to two brothers from Cilicia, in Turkey, who were miraculous healers.