Foundations of the temple of Jove Capitoline

Fondazioni del tempio di Giove Capitolino
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Type: 
Elemento architettonico
Year: 
6th century BC
Material and technique: 
Cappellaccio (tufo)
Origin: 
Rome, Capitoline Museums
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The hall

Museo del Palazzo dei Conservatori - Area del Tempio di Giove Capitolino

Of this temple have been brought to light the impressive foundations made from blocks of stone that, through the superficial layer clay, rest upon the tufa rock below. Also freed from the modern walls that covered it, restored and suitably highlighted is the so called "Roman Wall", the only part of the podium that has come to posterity in its full height, on top of which is still to be found a considerable layer of cement-like material from ancient roman times. 

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