Lanuvio. The temple of Juno Sospita

Lanuvio. The temple of Juno Sospita

The temple of Juno Sospita in Lanuvio is one of the main symbol of the history of the city.

Archaeological excavations have revealed at least three different structures in different historical periods.

The first temple was a small structure in tufa. Then in the late sixth century BC they built a great temple of 'Tuscan' type of which there are some structures remaining.

All pottery found including the ornaments and votive items are in the British Museum in London.

From the time of the Republican temple, however, only 2/3 of the foundations remain due to collapse of the terrace and the theft of the travertine marble used to the medieval castle.

Written by:
Benedicta Lee

Born in Rome from an Italian mother and American father, she works as a freelance communications manager and designer in the tourism sector, a career and interest which she is pursuing with a...


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