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On the North of Forum

This temple stands on the North side of Forum and you can see mount Vesuvius behind it. Sure you won't miss it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Minsk, Belarus
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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple stands on the North side of Forum and you can see mount Vesuvius behind it. Sure you won't miss it.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This Temple closes the large Forum Piazza on the North side. The name Capitolium comes from the fact that this Temple is dedicated to Jupiter, Juno and Minerva, the three Roman Gods, who were worshipped in a temple on the Capitol Hill in Rome. The whole complex with the columns, majestic podium with a staircase and the cella (central structure... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Before the Romans conquered the area (310 BC), the people honored the god Apollo. After the Romans asserted their influence, the new god #1 was Jupiter. Greek domination gave way to Roman and Sulla sealed he deal in 89 BC when Sulla put down any attempt at an uprising. Roman language, culture, and law replaced previous policies. The original construction... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

MUST DO IT!! Adults and pre-teen kids loved it! Roberta made a great day amazing. She made our kids compete and learn... the youngest came back and gave a report on Pompeii-- THANK YOU ROBERTA!!

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Tunbridge Wells, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The Temple of Jupiter sits at the end of the forum and is overshadowed by Vesuvius. Nowhere eshews the history of Pompeii and its fate more than this view, you can almost see Vesuvius erupting as you stand there (well, sort of), but it is an amazing place

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Rouse Hill NSW Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Modest amount of temple left with altar. A particularly good setting with Vesuvius framing the temple remains.

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Flemington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The Temple of Jupiter was built in the second century B.C. The Temple of Jupiter is on the northside. Great picture with Mount Vesuvius in the background! Again highly recommend hiring a tour guide. They can tell you so much more history! Very interesting.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

very cool spot=photo of the ruins and Vesuvius in the background are classic here. a lot to take in. ruins yes-but use your imagination and you can see this wonderful city

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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

It's impressive, but it's nevertheless a major ruin. A lot of the recovered statues and artwork are no longer here, but have been removed to Naples' Archaeological Museum for protection & conservation (which you really also ought to visit)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We ventured to Pompeii on our own from Rome. Very easy to get to through Naples. There was a long line for tickets when we arrived but it moved quickly and soon we were heading into the site. Pompeii is an amazing site. Unfortunately all the English guide pamphlets were gone but thanks to our personal guide book we were... More 

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