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Vespasianus Divus, Templum
Imperial cult temple commemorating the emperors Vespasian and Titus
Reconstructed state: Building as first dedicated on site

Known historical events

80 AD to 87 AD Begun shortly after Vespasian's death on June 23, 79 AD by Titus or Domitian; completed by 87 AD, when it is mentioned in the acts of the Arvals. Sources: CIL 6.2065.51-52. , Chron. a. 354, 146 M; Jerome, chron. a. 89 AD, 191 Helm; Prosp. chron. MGH, AA IX, 417.516; Cassiod. chron. 140.727 M.
81 AD After the death of Titus on September 13, 81 AD, the temple was rededicated to him and his father. Sources: Chronogr. a. 354; Cur. Reg. VIII: 115f.
200 AD to 205 AD Restored by Septimius Severus and Caracalla. Sources: CIL 6.938=ILS 2565; Einsiedeln Itinerary.
1440 AD to 1850 AD Identified as the Temple of Jupiter Tonans from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century. 
1810 AD to 1834 AD Excavations undertaken in the first decades of the nineteenth century. Sources: Archeologia in posa: Foro Romano (1993) 53.
1878 AD Identified as Temple of the Divine Vespasian by Jordan. Sources: H. Jordan, Topographie der Stadt Rom (Berlin 1878) 192-94.