Tempio di Antas, Fluminimaggiore

The Temple of Antas is an ancient Carthaginian-Roman temple in the commune of Fluminimaggiore, southern Sardinia, Italy. It is located in an area colonised by the Carthaginians and then by the Romans, attracted by its iron and lead deposits.It consists of a Roman temple, under whose steps are the remains of the Carthaginian one, which was dedicated to the god Sid Addir, a later incarnation of the local god Sardus Pater Babai, the main male divinity of the Nuragic civilization.The original temple had been built around 500 BC over a sacred limestone outcrop, and restored around 300 BC. The Roman temple was built by emperor Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD) and restored under Caracalla (213-217 AD). Its remains were discovered in 1836 by general Alberto La Marmora, and rebuilt to the current status in 1967.The fore section of the temple includes six columns, with a height of some 8 metres, with Ionic capitals. Originally a triangular pediment was also present. The cella was accessed through two side openings and had a mosaic-covered pavement, part of which has been preserved. The temple was provided with two square reservoirs, which housed the water for the sacred rites of purification.
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  • Magically enchanting ... You can't miss a visit so exciting congratulations to Agostina for making everything very interesting
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  • Among the archaeological memories of Valley of Antas, the temple dedicated to Sardus Pater Babi is the most impressive. The tour is free, but the information boards and the deplinat ticket provided help very well understand what is observed. Do not miss a visit to the nearby village, Roman quarries (10 minutes walk) and the old oak tree (5 minutes walk). Equally recommendable the walk of about an hour at caves of Su Mannau with drop of about 100 meters and 200 to return along the old Roman path.
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  • Today, nobody else seemed to bother visiting this beautiful temple, hence we ended up looking at these antiquities all by ourselves. We had a nice coffee in the sun and made some brilliant pictures. S...  more »
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  • Ruins of Roman temple in the middle of nowhere. Clean site, impressive (if small-scale) ruins; entry includes sheet of information (it is too small to qualify for a guide) also includes access to remains of three or four Nuraghic huts (and roman quarry, which we did not visit as it was too far away).
  • Very nice site. 4€ entrance fee. Nice little cafe. Hiking trails pretty tough (steep & partially loose ground)
  • Cheap, easy to access and very clean. Valuable prices for drinks as well. Just ine temple but this is a quite nice one
  • Small archeological site. But nothing more from this period can be seen on this island. The bad side is that to reach this place you have to take difficult, narrow and uneasy way into mountains (about 30 km from main routes). After tour you can only buy coffee or icecream in the ticket office (fee adult 4 EUR) but nothing more.
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