Glossary: DEF


During the prehistory, megalithic funeral monument made with slabs put on vertical stones and covered with a mound of stones and soil, called tumulus. This mound has usually disappeared.


Latin word for a Gallo-Roman temple. Its shape is often squared or rectangular, rarely polygonal or rounded. The temple is composed with a room of worship (cella) surrounded with a peripherical gallery or portico.


During the Roman period, the forum was the main plaza at the centre of the city. It was divided in two parts: the public area (area publica) and the religious area. On the side of the public area (area sacra), there was the basilica, a hall which was used as a courtroom, and also as a meeting point where to speak business, for example. On the side of the religious area, there was a temple, which was usually dedicated to Jupiter.


See Baths