Temple of Augustus and Livia

The Temple of Augustus and Livia is an ancient Roman temple located in the city of Vienne, France.

Temple of Augustus and Livia

The Temple of Augustus and Livia is an ancient Roman temple located in the city of Vienne, France. It was built during the reign of Emperor Augustus in the 1st century BC and dedicated to him and his wife, Livia Drusilla.

The temple is an example of Roman provincial architecture and was originally situated at the center of the Roman city of Vienne. It was built on a raised podium and had a portico with Corinthian columns on the front, with the entrance leading to the cella or inner sanctuary. The temple’s walls were decorated with intricate reliefs depicting scenes from Roman mythology and history.

Over the centuries, the temple was repurposed as a church, a courthouse, and a museum. Today, it is a popular tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Temple romain d'Auguste et de Livie, 2 Pl. du Palais Charles de Gaulle, 38200 Vienne, France
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