This website does readability filtering of other pages. All styles, scripts, forms and ads are stripped. If you want your website excluded or have other feedback, use this form.

Temple of Janus - Photo Archive

Photo Archive

Temple of Janus

A lost temple for the two-faced god Janus

Italy / Rome / Forum Romanum

Little is known about Temple of Janus (Aedes Janus) as it no longer exists, but it appears on Neronian coins. The temple stood along the Argileto, the ancient road that separated the Basilica Aemilia and the Curia Julia, where this road entered the Forum Romanum.

The Temple of Janus had doors to both sides, and inside the temple was a statue of the two-faced Janus. The doors were to be closed in times of peace and open in times of war. Being a warlike nation the doors were rarely closed, but it did happen during the reign of Augustus.

There is nothing left of the temple.


Pages related to "Temple of Janus"

Leave a Reply Cancel reply

Last updated on: 6 August 2003

Copyright © 1999-2020 René Seindal.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Cookie settingsACCEPT Privacy & Cookies Policy

Privacy Overview

This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. Necessary Always Enabled

Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.


Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.