Across the river on the north side of Autun is a ruin of a Roman temple, standing an impressive 79 ft high. Traditionally identified with the god Janus, it dates from the 1st century.
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Roman and Romanesque Treasures in Autun
As promised, here are some photos from our last stop on Wednesday, the city of Autun in northern Burgundy. It's a very pretty city with lots to offer those interested in Roman and Romanesque art. Autun was settled in Roman times, when it was known as Augustodunum. You can still see some Roman ruins around the city, the best of which are the Roman amphitheater (which we didn't have time to see), a large gate, and the 1st-century Temple of Janus...
References & Resources
- Official Website of the Temple of Janus Official website.