About Temple of Ercole Vincitore
The Temple of Ercole Vincitore is a circular structure with twenty Corinthian columns atop a podium of marble steps. Dating from the late second century BC, it is the oldest preserved marble monument in Rome. It can be found in the Forum Boarium.
It is believed that the Temple of Ercole Vincitore was restored under Flavius in around 15 AD. The fresco of the Madonna with Child inside is a remnant of its time as a church.
The Roman Forum was the very centre of ancient Rome. Throughout the lifespan of Roman civilisation the Forum served as the focus of political, civic and religious life.
The Temples of the Forum Boarium are two of the best preserved Roman temples to have survived from the Republican era.
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