22.845 The Temple of Vesta
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The Temple of Vesta

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The temple of Vesta stood at the forum of Rome. It was built round, imitating the primitive round huts in which the Latins had lived. The priestesses of Vesta, the Vestal Virgins, lived in a palacial residence immediately next to the temple.
The section of the temple which stands today was reconstructed in 1930.