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Panorama movie

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QuickTimeVR

Panorama movie

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Panorama movie

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Reconstruction view

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Reconstruction view

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Reconstruction view

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Reconstruction view

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Reconstruction view

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View from Temple of Concord

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Saturnus, Aedes
Temple of god Saturn and location of the state treasury
Reconstructed state: Building as first dedicated on site

Reconstruction issues

Reconstructing from Proportion

The destroyed cella and roof have been based on the measurements of the surviving foundations and the measurements and proportions of the surviving porch.

 (Level of certainty: medium)

Sources for Reconstruction

The Temple porch, including columns, architrave and capitals, and the general dimensions of the building are based on secure archeological data and survive in situ. Also surviving is the inscription and the grey and pink granite columns.

 (Level of certainty: high)

Sources for Reconstruction

The front staircase is based on the representation of the temple on the Severan Marble Plan of Rome. The plan shows narrow steps between two large flanking platforms with a mysterious prow at the front. This is complicated by the site of the temple, in the slope between the Forum floor and the incline of the Capitoline.

 (Level of certainty: low)

Original construction methods

Overall construction (Level of certainty: high)

1 Foundation (Level of certainty: low)

Nothing is known about the foundations.

2 Podium (Level of certainty: high)

Opus caementicium core with walls of travertine and peperino. It was revetted with marble.

2.1 Staircase (Level of certainty: low)

Nothing survives of the front staircase except part of one of the vaults. The lower level has been reconstructed with underground chambers housing the treasury (Aerarium) on the model of the Temple of Jupiter at Pompeii.

3 Fašade-main (Level of certainty: low)

3.1 Fabric of building (Level of certainty: low)

Nothing survives

3.2 Surface covering (Level of certainty: low)

Nothing survives

3.3 Decorative elements (Level of certainty: medium)

The temple was Ionic, hexastyle, prostyle in gray granite. Two pink granite columns stand behind the gray granite columns on both ends of the porch. The entablature is in white marble. The Ionic capitals are made from Thasian marble. The architrave blocks in Proconnesian marble with acanthus and palmette frieze were recycled from elsewhere during the 4th-century restoration. The bases are of three kinds: Attic, and Corinthian with and without a plinth. From a literary source we know that there were statues of tritons with horns on the gable. Other decorative elements have been reconstructed on the basis of Roman architectural norms.

4 Façade-side 2 (Level of certainty: low)

See façade-main

5 Façade-side 3 (Level of certainty: low)

See façade-main

6 Façade-side 3 (Level of certainty: low)

See façade-main

7 Floor (Level of certainty: low)

7.1 Bedding (Level of certainty: high)

Mortar on concrete

7.2 Pavement (Level of certainty: low)

Nothing survives

8 Doorway(s) (Level of certainty: low)

Nothing survives

9 Main-level (Level of certainty: low)

9.1 Wall (Level of certainty: low)

The interior of the temple has been completely destroyed and has not been modeled

9.2 Base moulding (Level of certainty: low)

NA

9.3 Surface cover (Level of certainty: low)

NA