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006 Italy - Rome - Ostia Antica

Capitolium (c. 120 AD)

This temple was dedicated to the main Roman deities, the Capitoline triad (Jupiter, Juno and Minerva).

The temple was erected on a high podium, possibly intended as a replica of the Capitoline hill in Rome. A huge staircase of 21 steps leads to a vestibule, originally surrounded by ten marble columns. A marble frieze with ox-heads and festoons was over the vestibule. The floor and walls, inside and outside, were lined with marble.