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Carsulae – Templi Gemini

The remains of two temples are perfectly visible on the southern side of the hole. These are two temples alongside, tetretile and antislip prostheses, the pods of which, covered with stone slabs, stand on a single and large platform under which the structures of two tabernacles are preserved.

The temple peripula was completely covered in opus spicatum, while the podium, raised about 1.80 m above the floor, was covered in rosewood calcareous slabs and bordered by a travertine-molded frame.

The two buildings had four columns on the forehead, of which only bases are preserved.
As for all other structural elements, there are only a few fragments left.
Thanks to the excavations carried out around 1953, it was possible to reconstruct the staircase between the doors, which allowed the attainment of the pronaos and the cell of the two temples.

As far as dating is concerned, the presence of elements dating back to the late-republican age allows it to be framed in giulio-claudia age.
Given the perfect uniformity of temples, they are likely to be devoted to a divine couple. It was initially believed that the goddess of Rome and of the Emperor Augusto, or of the emperors Vespasian and Titus could be treated, but it is more likely that they were dedicated to the Dioscuri, whose worship was practiced in Umbria.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17117 W: 130 N: 35406] (195509)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2017-11-12
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2017-11-16 9:15
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