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Is this a temple?

This structure is erroneously named Temple of Minerva Medica (Minerva the Doctor), in fact, it is a... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
R K
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Fairfax, Virginia
Temple of Minerva Medica

An interesting temple dating back to 4th century ancient Rome. It is a nymphaeum dedicated to... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2016
Della G
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Coquitlam, Canada
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6 Jan 2018
“Is this a temple?”
23 Dec 2016
“Temple of Minerva Medica”
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

This structure is erroneously named Temple of Minerva Medica (Minerva the Doctor), in fact, it is a nymphaeum, a building devoted to the nymphs and often connected to the water supply, that dates to the 4th century. It is between the tracks of the Termini...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2016

An interesting temple dating back to 4th century ancient Rome. It is a nymphaeum dedicated to nymphs and usually located closely to a water source. Probable peaceful sanctuary. Must have been a striking structure during the roman period. The building was surfaced with marble an...More

2  Thank Della G
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

This circular monument to Minerva, goddess of medicine, is located very close to the train station, which is how most people discover it. We took a lot of photos here because it is a perfect example of the incorporation of the Roman arch, a concept...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Tempio di Minerva Medica was not listed in my guide book so I would have missed it. This was an accidental finding as my friend and I passed by it while on a bus tour. Unfortunately, because it is located near railroad tracks, it is...More

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