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Roman Temple - Maison Carrée
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.