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Roman Temple - Maison Carrée
Maison Carrée, in Nîmes, France

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Maison Carrée, in Nîmes, France CC Flickr User hsivonen
Located in Nîmes (Roman Nemausus), the Maison Carrée is an elegant, small (45'x85'), well-preserved, hexastyle temple. [The hexa (6) refers to the 6 columns at the front.] The sides have 11 columns, each. Three of these stand free in the portico, the remaining are attached to the cella. Dedicated to the sons of Agrippa, construction began about 16 B.C. It is located in what was the forum of the Roman city.

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