Reconstruction of an Etruscan temple

Reconstruction of an Etruscan temple

As described by Vitruvius

Housed at Museo delle Antichità Etrusche e Italiche, Università di Roma “La Spienza”

 

Early Etruscan temples would have consisted of nothing more than roofed cellas to protect a cult image, but the design pictured here indicates a clear shift in form to include raised porticos and central access by staircase. This was therefore most likely created under Roman influence.