How Ancient Roman Structures Looked In The Past Versus Today.

Once believed to be the largest temple of ancient Rome, the Temple of Venus and Roma is located right next to the Colosseum.

It goes without saying that time has a way of taking its toll on everything in existence. Humans watch as their bodies and minds wither away from old age, and buildings crumble to the ground from years of wear and tear. To this day, adventurers from all over the world flock to Rome, Italy to get a taste of ancient times. Unfortunately, the buildings are mere skeletons of what they used to be, but tourists are still able to feel the energy from the city's golden age.

The temple, which was built in 135 AD, was dedicated to the goddesses Venus Felix and Rome Aeterna, also known as “Venus the Bringer of Good Fortune” and “Roma Aeterna.” An earthquake destroyed the temple in the 9th century, but Pope Leo IV ordered a church to be built in its place.