Religious building

Chiesa di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva (Sito UNESCO)

Piazza del Comune, Assisi, (Perugia)

Minerva Temple (Santa Maria Sopra Minerva) is an Augustan art building probably dedicated to Hercules and erected in 30 B.C. It was converted into a church in the sixteenth century, with the addition of the bell tower, "Tower of People". It turns out to be among the best preserved Roman temples of ancient world: prostyle Corinthian temple "in antis", with fluted columns, entablature and pediment. Temple has original facade, on a raised podium, while the cell was completely destroyed during the construction in the sixteenth century.

 

 

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