Temple of Jupiter Anxur

Aug 22, 2019 151

Jupiter Anxur is a large sacred area located along the original tract of Via Appia, Regina Viarum, that passed through the strategic and military centre of Terracina (Latina). The archaeological area situated at the top of Sant’Angelo mountain is 136 km from Rome and around 3 km from the old city. The road to reach it is comfortable and well signposted.

“Young” Jupiter, or Jupiter Anxurus, surely did not imagine reaching the third millennium to earn a fame different from the mythological one. Attributed to Jupiter, protector of Anxur, the name of ancient Terracina, the vast area was erected on different terraces sloping down with many worship buildings, preserved only on the drawings.

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