College of the Augustales

College of the Augustales, Ercolano

College of the Augustales
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Spmmik53
Purley, UK585 contributions
Sep 2020
Not totally destroyed and lost by the eruption of Vesuvius. Preserved in the volcanic muds that enveloped the city.
Written September 28, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Oct 2019
This is the Collegial Shrine of the August of the Roman gods. As the name suggests, it’s a religious building with several rooms that are in a good state. The building seems to have been built over two storeys. The largest of the rooms has an upper floor with charred wooden beams supporting a platform around the walls of the room. I thought it was super awesome that the original structure had been preserved in this way. There’s also several interesting frescoes inside including one of Hercules between Juno and Minerva. This is one of the best things to see inside the Herculaneum archaeological site.
Written May 23, 2020
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alan
Liverpool, UK119 contributions
Sep 2019
This is one of the more impressive buidings on the Herculaneum site. It is up at the top of the first street on the left as you go into the site. It gives an impression of just how grand the public buildings would have been in Herculaneum.
Sadly, the forum and all of the main public buildings like the Basilica and the various Temples are all still buried under the massive wall-like cliff that runs along the top of the site, with the modern town sitting on top of it. Still, it gives a good impression of how much rock and debris had to be uncovered to get down to the 25% or so of ancient Herculaneum that has been uncovered so far.
Written October 17, 2019
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FedoraOnTour
Sidcup, UK125 contributions
Jul 2019
Fascinating building as is most of the remains of this small but important Roman port. Question is - when are the Italian government going to purchase the rest of the land and uncover the whole of the town?
Until they do that we will not be able to fully understand this important place.
Written August 20, 2019
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Tom J
London, UK1,364 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
The College of the Augustales - dedicated to the Roman Emporer Augustus who was the first to be worshipped as a god is a must whilst in Herculaneum.

In the main hall along with the well preserved charred remains of the original wooden features are frescoes depicting Hercules along with other gods!

Be sure to check it out!
Written July 27, 2019
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Levannah
Hendersonville, NC877 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Be sure you see this during your visit to the Ercolano ruins. This temple celebrated the cult of the emperor, all Emperors. The inscription was dedicated to two brothers who had shouldered the expense of the building project. Undertaking this good deed served to enhance the social position of the benefactors, even if they had started their lives as slaves. The Romans did practice upward social mobility, a fact often forgotten about today.
Written June 16, 2019
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LoveToTravelTerrie
Frisco, TX1,237 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
There was a large scaffolding structure in the middle of the room when we visited. However it was still possible to see most everything on the walls. It was also comforting to know that efforts continue to discover and preserve this amazing place.
Written June 14, 2019
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tengokusan
Ercolano, Italy23 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
The College of the Augustals is a well kept hall where it is still possible to see frescoes representing Hercules, the hero who, according to the legend, was the founder of the ancient city of Herculaneum. The college is dedicated to Emperor Augustus who was the first emperor to be worshipped as a god. Besides lot of petrified wood which is still well preserved, it is still visible the wooden bed where the archaeologists found the remains of a skeleton belonging to the guardian of the temple who remained in his bed during the eruption of the year 79 AD. The college of the Augustals is a must at Herculaneum.
Written February 9, 2019
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tengokusan
Ercolano, Italy23 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
The college of the Augustals is a very beautiful temple dedicated to emperor Augustus. Its cell is still decorated by frescoes representing Hercules and other gods. The floor of the cell is still embellished by an amazing opus sectile formed by precious marble slabs.
Written November 7, 2018
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wendyanddavid536
Solihull, UK1,915 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
One of the most impressive buildings in Herculaneum, it was the centre for the cult of the Emperor Augustus. Contained within are some amazingly beautiful and well preserved frescoes, including on of Hercules fighting Achelous. There is also an impressive dedication tablet on one wall.

Even though this place is large, it is very popular with tour groups so can get very crowded.
Written May 28, 2018
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