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TEMPLE OF AUGUSTUS AND ROME

TEMPLE OF AUGUSTUS AND ROME
Ankara, Turkey
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BACKGROUND

The Temple of Augustus and Rome was built between 25 and 20 B.C. following the Roman conquest of central Anatolia and the designation of Ancyra (modern-day Ankara) as the new capital of Galatia. Following the death of August in A.D. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

Seismic activity and air pollution over the centuries has been responsible for the deterioration of the temple stones, including the surfaces containing the Greek and Latin inscriptions. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The Temple of Augustus and Rome is most notable for the inscriptions that preserve the deeds of the Augustus on a more complete scale than anywhere else in the former Roman Empire. The deterioration of the stones threatened to erase this remarkable survival. (...)