The Roman Temple, Assisi, Italy
Old city front buildings. Five columns in the middle.
The photographic career of Dan Watts has taken him all over the world, including over 34 countries in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia. This photograph represents the Temple of Minerva, an ancient Roman building in Assissi, Umbria of central Italy. The temple was built in the 1st Century BC by Gnaeus Caesius and Titus Caesius Priscus, who were two of the city’s chief magistrates. The attribution to the goddess Minerva came from the finding of a female statue, though the building also includes a dedication stone to Hercules.