Small temples and remains


The Temple(s) of Castor and Pollux are so named because there are remains of two temples in one location.  As we’ve talked about in my classes attaching names can be a tricky business, tied more to the finder than to any basis in fact.  Right now we can only see these remains from afar as they are working there and the Temple of Vulcan (seen in last post) is also not available for visiting.  It’s funny to me that the Temple of Castor and Pollux gets so much attention- tourist brochures and subject for painters when it is the least intact.

On the grounds of the museum (confirming that all of Italy is an archaeology site) an agora (meeting place) was found along with a small temple that had been converted to a church when the monastery was built.

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