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In piazza Bocca della Verità, just opposite the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, is the temple of Hercules Invictus. Built in the second century BC, it is considered one of the foundations of architecture of all time and it is the oldest marble building still preserved to date in Rome. Its location in the old forum of Boario, the place appointed for storage and sorting of salt, is not at all coincidental. The temple in fact stands just where the “demigod", hero of the last kings of Rome and protector of trade, herds and salt, would have stood.