ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Temple of Peace to get restored columns for Rome’s birthday, ANSA | ITALY (20 March 2015 & 13 Feb. 2015).
1). Rome – Mayor Ignazio Marino tours Imperial Fora project – Temple of Peace to get restored columns for Rome’s birthday, ANSA | ITALY (20 March 2015)
(ANSA) – Rome, March 20 – Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino inspected the Imperial Fora worksite on Friday where the Temple of Peace is set to get seven restored columns, two of which will be visible to the public by Rome’s April 21 birthday celebration.’
The columns, made of pink granite from Aswan, Egypt, were restored from fragments recovered during excavations in 1998-2000.
A second phase of the project will see the restoration of a 5-square-metre section of the temple’s portico roof, with original tiles that were found intact.
The restoration work will bring to life a part of the Temple of Peace that was visible to Romans in 75 A.D., when the Emperor Vespasian had the Temple built to celebrate the conquest of Jerusalem.
Work is scheduled to take 85 days at a cost of 665,900.84 euros and is being performed by the Blasi construction company under the technical and scientific direction of the Rome Superintendency for Cultural Assets.
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— ANSA | ITALY (20 March 2015).
— “Le temple de la Paix va retrouver de la hauteur à Rome,” in:
Roma Aeterna (Archéologie et Histoire) | FACEOOK (22|03|2015).
2). Rome – Temple of Peace to be restored for Rome birthday – Marble columns of Vespasian’s structure to be reconstructed, ANSA | ITALY (13 Feb. 2015).
(ANSA) – Rome, February 12 – The Temple Peace, one of the lesser known structures of Rome’s Imperial Fora, is set to rise again in time for the city’s birthday commemoration, a cultural heritage official said Thursday.
With reconstruction work set to begin in early March, five columns missing from what remains of the temple built by Emperor Vespasian in about 75 AD will be reconstructed by April 21, Rome’s birthday, said the municipal Superintendent of Cultural Heritage Claudio Parisi Presicce. “The goal is to replace the five marble columns of the Egyptian portico that surrounded the temple, where they were at the time of Vespasian,” he said.
What remains of the Temple of Peace, sometimes known as the Forum of Peace, now rests in the present Roman Forum near Largo Corrado Ricci.
One of its original walls has been incorporated into the Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian in the Roman Forum, where holes can stil be seen that were once used to affix a marble map of ancient Rome that dated from the third century AD.
The restoration work will help to shed light on another element of Rome’s history for visitors.
“Of the five Imperial Fora…it is the least known because unfortunately, most of the remains are underground but…we plan to expand the excavations of the visible surface,” said Parisi Presicce.
“The goal is to resurrect this forum which is currently not known by citizens, reassembling the five Egyptian marble columns of the quadrangle surrounding the temple, where they were at the time of Vespasian,” he added.
The plan is to include the restored Temple of Peace in large-scale illuminations of the Imperial Fora on the night of April 21.
According to tradition, that is the date when Rome was founded in 753 BC by some accounts.
Parisi Presicce said that large fragments of the Egyptian marble colonnade have been studied and recomposed for the restoration project using “very sophisticated technical work” that takes account of seismic issues.
The danger of earthquake is ever present up and down the Italian peninsula.
Two sections of the original quadrangle that surrounded the Temple of Peace are still in place, he said.
Parisi Presicce said that excavation of the area dates back to the 1930s.
That’s when the Fascist administration of Mussolini constructed the modern Via Fori Imperiali that cut through the Imperial Fora, leaving the fora of Augustus, Nerva and Trajan on one side, with the Forum of Caesar and the Roman Forum on the other.
It is believed the Vespasian began work on the Temple of Peace after the capture of Jerusalem in AD 71.
It may have included treasures looted from the Temple in Jerusalem.
FONTE | SOURCE:
— ANSA | ITALY (13 Feb. 2015).
FOTO | FONTE | SOURCE:
— ROMA – Fori: ricostruite 7 colonne Tempio Pace (18|03|2015), in: http://www.skyscrapercity.com [18|03|2015].
Foto didascalia: “Stamattina ho notato degli operai all’ingresso dei Fori a Via della Salara Vecchia: credo stiano preparando l’accantieramento per il ripristino delle colonne del Foro della Pace, a mezzo anastilosi…si vede un telo per terra che non c’era i giorni scorsi! XD”
— ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA. Fori Imperiali, risorge il Tempio della Pace. Marino: “Le 7 colonne ricostruite cambieranno lo scenario” Il Nuovo Corriere (20|03|2015); & Foto: Giovanna Marinelli, Sovrintendente ai Beni Culturali di RomaTWITTER (20|03|2015).
— ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: ROMA – I FORI IMPERIALI | FORO DELLA PACE:
Il Foro o Tempio della Pace – Scavi (1998-2015 [Zona C]) | The Forum and Temple of Peace – excavations (1998-2015 [Area C]). FOTO | STAMPA (1 di 113) [03|2015].
— ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA. ROMA – I FORI IMPERIALI: I cantieri di scavo dei Fori Imperiali, Il Foro di Cesare & Il Templum Pacis (la fine del 1998 – inizio 1999?) FOTO 1 di 14. & ROMA – I Fori Imperiali a Roma come sono e come erano, YOUTUBE | VIDEO (1998-99) [03:01] [13|12|2011].