Roman Temple

The discovery of the remaining structures of the temple that once stood next to the arch of Drusus and Germanicus, occurred thanks to Spoletan archaeologist Giuseppe Sordini, who in 1900 began excavating its stylobate. The original building, of uncertain dedication, dates to the I century AD and was one of the main monuments facing the Forum, the present Piazza del Mercato. It consisted of a wide, rectangular cell preceded by a pronaos, in which you could access through a stair from the forum’s surface to the stylobate. From Via dell’Arco di Druso, it is possible nowadays to walk on a stretch of the cardo maximus, with its original Roman paving, flanking the remains of the temple, consisting of a pronaos’ column trunk, the stylobate and a carved fragment of marble entablature.

Address: via dell’Arco di Druso

Bibliographic sources
L’Umbria, Manuali per il Territorio, Spoleto, Roma 1978
L. Di Marco, Spoletium: topografia ed urbanistica, Spoleto 1975
Museo Archeologico di Spoleto. La formazione della città dalle origini al Municipio (90 a.C.). Le sculture del Teatro Romano, Perugia 2008
Museo Archeologico di Spoleto. Dal municipio all’età imperiale. Perugia 2009
A. Morigi, Spoleto romana. Topografia e Urbanistica, Oxford 2003

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