View of Roman Temple on Schonbuhl Hill

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 27 November 2018

Standing on Schönbühl Hill, one finds the old Roman religious district at Augusta Raurica in what is present-day Switzerland. It existed from the early days of the town. Around 50 CE, several small temples stood here. The buildings were typical of Gallo-Roman architecture in this region of Roman Switzerland. In the late 3rd century CE, the temple became a "stone quarry": parts of it were removed and reused elsewhere. That is why only the core of the temple podium has survived.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, November 27). View of Roman Temple on Schonbuhl Hill. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9583/view-of-roman-temple-on-schonbuhl-hill/

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Wiener, James Blake. "View of Roman Temple on Schonbuhl Hill." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 27, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9583/view-of-roman-temple-on-schonbuhl-hill/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "View of Roman Temple on Schonbuhl Hill." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Nov 2018. Web. 04 Feb 2023.

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