"Temple of Diana", Emerita Augusta

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Carole Raddato
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published on 18 May 2018

Near the decumanus of the Roman town of Emerita Augusta (modern-day Mérida in Spain) some parts of a temple, wrongly assigned to the goddess Diana, have been incorporated into a 16th century CE house. The building, built in the late 1st BCE, was dedicated to the imperial cult. It was a peripteral hexastyle temple set on a high podium, with the entrance probably on the north. It is made of granite and must have been adorned with stucco or marble.



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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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