Tiber Island: Temple of Asclepius
By: Marcella Wainwright and Nero Usonis
What Structures were located on this island?
For what reason would Romans go to the Asclepius temple?
Describe the activities which took place there.
It was visited from all over Greece by those seeking alleviation of their ailments by either divine intervention or medicines administered by the resident priests
For how long was the Temple in existence?
Describe Tiber Island today.
It is connected to the main land by two bridges that have existed since the antiquity: the Ponte Fabricio, which travels from the northeast part of the island towards the Theater of Marcellus on the left bank, and the Ponte Cestio, which connects the island to Trastevere, a neighborhood on the right bank.
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