The Ancient Site of Glanum - The Market Place
The market, or macellum, has a large entrance, framed on one side by a sacred shrine - sacellum, and on the other side by a vast emporium with a well. There are four other emporia to the rear of the courtyard bordered by a Doric portico. In Roman times, part of the market was turned into a sanctuary for the Good Goddess, Bona Dea, an oracular goddess who listens to prayers. The votive alter is dedicated to the goddess's "ears", shown crowned by a wreath.
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