Completed in the early first century AD, this beautifully preserved building is the Temple of Augustus and Roma, in the Roman city of Nemausus, modern Nimes, southern France.
In 27 BC, the emperor Augustus settled veterans here from his Egyptian campaign, and the city is mentioned by Strabo in his Geography (4.1.3). The temple was completed around 20 AD and was originally dedicated to "the emperor's protective spirit and the goddess Roma" (genius Augusti et dea Roma). Today, the temple is known as the Maison Carrée, or square house.
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