"Temple of Diana", Augusta Emerita

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Carole Raddato
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published on 18 May 2018
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Near the decumanus of the Roman town of Augusta Emerita (modern-day Mérida in Spain) some parts of a temple, erroneously assigned to the goddess Diana on its discovery, have been incorporated into a 16th century palace. The building, built in the 1st century BCE, belonged to the city forum and was probably dedicated to the Imperial cult. It was a peripteral hexastyle temple set on a high podium, with the entrance probably on the north. It was 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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Raddato, C. (2018, May 18). "Temple of Diana", Augusta Emerita. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8752/temple-of-diana-augusta-emerita/

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Raddato, Carole. ""Temple of Diana", Augusta Emerita." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 18, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8752/temple-of-diana-augusta-emerita/.

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Raddato, Carole. ""Temple of Diana", Augusta Emerita." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 May 2018. Web. 21 Oct 2021.