"Temple of August Piety" Dougga Off The Beaten Path Tip by Maria81

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Close to the temple of Mercury, facing the "Rose of the Winds" square


Built during the reign of Emperor Hadrian who took an active interest inTunisian provinces of the Roman Empire, the temple was an example ofwhat would be a trend in the Middle Ages - the construction of religiousbuildings as an act of philantropy (in the Middle Ages this would be mixed with a dose of atonement for past sins).

You can still see the remains of the vestibule, as well as a smallmosque nearby that has survived the decline of the settlement replacingDougga itself

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  • Written Jan 8, 2010
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