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photoblog image The Ancient Site of Glanum - The Market Place

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.

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.

comments (15)

Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to go back in time and see it as it was in its prime, Peter.
your collage and text help me to picture how this site once probably looked, Peter. very nice post.
  • sherri
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 21 Feb 2018, 01:04
an amazing collection

it's still so strange to think how it all survived
Que c'est beau, j'imagine y vivre dans ce temps passé... Tes photos sont superbes! Bise à  vous deux, bon mercredi tout en douceur!
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 21 Feb 2018, 03:32
The montage format works well to show of this fine ruin, Peter.
Great montage, Pietro!
Très bien série avec une note intéressante qui nous apprend beaucoup de choses. Bisous pour vous 3
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Feb 2018, 06:26
Although Bath was a Roman town we have nothing of this magnitude in terms of what is left
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 21 Feb 2018, 06:49
Thanks for showing so much of this interesting site, Peter
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 21 Feb 2018, 07:19
This place is all in ruins Peter.
Makes you wish you had a time machine Peter
This must have been a highlight in your trip.
It's not difficult to imagine this bustling with people all those years ago.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Feb 2018, 19:15
This is wonderful and I never knew this was in France. I saw sited like this in Greece. Wonderful collage.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Feb 2018, 01:48
I great mosaic of a fascinating place.

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