Roman temples of Chieti
homonymous square of Chieti (Piazza dei Templi Romani) there is
another interesting archaeological area of the city, that of the Roman Temples
of the Giulio-Claudia period. Three small temples probably dedicated to the cult
of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva. The Temples currently visible
date back to the 3rd century BC. although the area on which they were built was
worshiped in the V-IV century BC.
is the oldest place of worship of Chieti. The first two temples have cell
with pronaos and crypt, while the last one is composed only of cell and
crypt. Some elements suggest that they were built in the Roman period,
including: the concrete walls of the first and second temple and the use of
opus reticolatum. The third temple appears later in the third century when a
Roman colony was established in Theate and it became necessary
to build a chapterum with three traditional divinities: Jupiter, Juno and
In the second temple compartment there is a 38-metre well. Coins, sculptural
fragments, busts, burial stones and inscriptions have been preserved in the
vaults and crypts. The front of the three temples is facing southeast, that
is to say towards the ancient forum. Anciently there was also a fourth
temple now replaced by the post office building. The building was
rectangular in shape, of which only part of the cell can be admired in opus
mixtum with the remains of the marble slab floor.
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