Aventicum is a former Roman town in modern-day Switzerland. The town was the capital of Roman Switzerland and was established in the early 1st century AD as the capital of the recently conquered territory of Helvetii. The whole town was surrounded by a wall.
The modern town of Avenches lies on part of the former capital. Across the whole are the several Roman structures - two roman temples, an amphitheatre, an open air theatre, several sections of the wall surrounding the town, bath house and the eastern gate.
Temple of the Grange-des-Dîmes was one of the two temples located in the town. It was built in the 2nd century on the site of a temple from the 1st century. It is located opposite the other temple. The temple has been restored and sections of it are visible for the public to view. A road has been built across the altar and the back of the temple. Stone markings are placed on the road and pavement to mark where the temple would have stood.
By Drudii @ 2017-01-18 10:23:41