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College of the Augustals

The college of the Augustals is a very beautiful temple dedicated to emperor Augustus. Its cell is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tengokusan
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Ercolano, Italy
Immensely Impressive

One of the most impressive buildings in Herculaneum, it was the centre for the cult of the Emperor... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
wendyanddavid536
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

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....More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

The audio guide brings this place alive and to listen to the story of the priest’s skeleton lying in the bed makes it all the more horrifying

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The augustales were priests, dedicated to the cult of emperor Augustus and the gens julia, so it was an important building. It is large and beautifully decorated with frescoes, some of which have been preserved.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This big building is covered with fresco's. Unfortunately there are a lot of pigeons here aswell. They use the place as a bathroom. Maybe an idea to deal with this. There is also an altar which is beautiful, also the marble text on the wall...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

excellent detail of the college of augustus very interesting history as temple of worship well worth the visit

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

This was half way through the audio tour and was well worth entering the building, even if you are a bit ruins out. Fairly complete building and different from many others.

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Really interesting, It was interesting to see that Augustus had had a college named after him for all things Augustian. We today see colleges and university named after famous patrons and people and it seems in those days this also happened. The wall frescos are...More

Thank Bodillymill
Reviewed 12 June 2017

There is quite a good degree of preservation in this building and as a temple for the worship of the imperial family it is of interest so it is well worth walking up to the top end of the town to see it.

Thank Ashfield531
Reviewed 9 April 2017

If you want to go, go soon! To my surprise the area is relatively accessible by visitors, and I think the preservations will not last too much longer. You can see and touch a lot of the painting/frescos etc, and it's pretty surreal. Skip the...More

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