20h 37min, jan 23, 510 y BC - Temple of Minerva and Apollo sculpture
Wood, mud brick, tufa; terracotta (sculpture)
Veii (near Rome)
Etruscan temples have largely vanished.
Most likely influenced by Greek temples; yet these were made of mud-brick, wood and terracotta.
How do we know what they looked like?
Vitruvius wrote about Etruscan temples in his book De architectura in the late first century B.C.E. In his treatise on ancient architecture, Vitruvius described the key elements of Etruscan temples and it was his description that inspired Renaissance architects to return to the roots of Tuscan design and allows archaeologists and art historians today to recreate the appearance of these buildings.
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