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Rome, Forum of Caesar: Cut away view of the Temple of Venus Genetrix in the Forum of Caesar, early 1st Century A.D.

Rome, Forum of Caesar: Cut away view of the Temple of Venus Genetrix in the Forum of Caesar, early Century, CE.

Temple of Vesta - this is an early temple in the first century. It's architecture helps provide a feel and an obvious identification.

Tivoli, The Sybil Temple - Roma - by Patrick Nicholas Rome, province of Rome, Lazio region italy

At Ephesus,the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World  attracted pilgrims from all over the Graeco-Roman world. The temple was erected in 29 BC. to the goddess Roma and the deified Julius Caesar. The cult of emperor worship was promoted there.

Ephesus,the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World attracted pilgrims from all over the Graeco-Roman world. The temple was erected in 29 BC.

Michelangelo's Dome - St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican. Was present at Christmas midnight Mass with the now St. John Paul II presiding. Lazio

St. Peter's Basilica

you see St. Peter’s baldachin - a structure representing the largest piece of bronze in the world created by Gianlorenzo Bernini. The ceiling behind it was created by Michelangelo Buonarroti.

You're a REAL book lover if you think about the literature and the philosophical and scientific works housed here that were destroyed and it just pisses you off!!

The Great Library at Alexandria was destroyed by budget cuts, not fire

Sunshine on the Temple Photo by Alessandro Pinto -- National Geographic Your Shot

Sunshine on the Temple Photo by Alessandro Pinto -- National Geographic Villa Borghese in Rome

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