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Good Morning Everyone,

My photograph shows the Temple of Vesta.

I secured this photograph whilst on the original bus tour so I had to work with speed to capture the building, so maybe not exactly as I would have composed the shot, had I had time. Later, I had to research to find out the name of the temple.

I found that it was the Temple of Vesta, an ancient structure dating back to the 1st century BC. The temple was dedicated to the goddess Vesta, the virgin goddess of hearth, home, and family and built for the Vestal Virgins to dwell in as they honour their Virgin Goddess. Selected when they were just young girls, the Vestal Virgins swore a 30-year vow of chastity, and in turn were granted rights, privileges and power, which were otherwise unavailable to women in ancient Rome.

The temple is Greek in style and was probably the work of an eastern Greek architect. The building also uses that quintessential Greek building material, Pentelic marble, from near Athens.

Thank you for your interest, Bev :-)

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