Romano-Celtic temple

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A square, circular, rectangular, or polygonal religious building, known as a cella, which is set apart from its secular surroundings by being situated within a temenos or precinct. An ambulatory or covered walkway may surround the central cella. Statues of the deity to whom the temple is dedicated will be positioned in the cella, and the whole structure may be orientated towards significant celestial events. Such temples were often built on the site of earlier religious or ceremonial structures, and many continued to be used in modified form into early Christian times.

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