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Remains of a Roman temple in a cathedral
The cathedral (in Terracina, Italy) was built in the 5th-6th centuries using the remains of a Roman temple with five naves in the city forum. The building underwent many alterations and restorations, among them those of the 11th century (reflecting its change of dedication from Saint Peter to the city’s patron saint Caesarius of Terracina in 1074), of the 13th century and above all the extreme restoration in the Baroque style of the 18th century, which reduced the church from five naves to three with the construction of side chapels and the covering over of the Romanesque A-framed ceiling with barrel vaulting. The cathedral was the site of the Papal conclave of 1088 which elected Pope Urban II. In this 3D model you can see the presence of a Roman column and the marble facing slabs that testify to the coincidence of the cathedral with a temple perhaps dedicated to Rome and Augustus.