Temple of Portunus, c. 120-80 B.C.E., Rome



Temple of Portunus (formerly known as, Fortuna Virilis), travertine, tufa, and stucco, c. 120-80 B.C.E., Rome

Portunus was the Roman god of gates, keys and ports (this was adjacent to a port on the Tibor river). The temple is thought to have survived because it was converted to a church, Saint Mary of Egypt, in 872 C.E. Please note that this recording contains traffic and wind noise due to the busy and open location of the Temple of Portunus.

Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker

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