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"Santa Maria sopra Minerva" is so called because it uses the ancient Roman temple dedicated to the goddess Minerva, queen of wisdom and peace in the pagan era.
Remain of the original temple the entire facade with six beautiful Corinthian columns still intact after more than 2000 years.
The Temple of Minerva, stood the Forum complex and still dominates the Piazza del Comune, the heart of Assisi and a wonderful example of medieval architecture.
Built in the first century A.C. at the behest of Gnaeus Cestius and Titus Cesium Prisco, who were also funders of the project. The name derives from an interpretation rear, due to the discovery of a female statue, it was probably dedicated to Hercules, which was found a tombstone. In 1539 was built inside the church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, then rebuilt in the Baroque style in the seventeenth century.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9597 W: 132 N: 18676] (120686)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-12-28
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-01-01 0:25
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