The Maison Carrée or Square House is the name given to the best preserved Roman temple remaining from the ancient Roman Empire. The Maison Carrée was originally built as the heart of the Roman forum of Nemausus, present day Nimes, in the south of France. The Maison Carrée temple was built as a Roman cult temple to Julius Caesar around 4-7 AD. It was later rededicated to Emperor Augustus.
The Maison Carrée temple is an example of the architecture...more »