National Geographic : 1937 Mar
OLIVE BRANCHES FRAME THIS TEMPLE TO CAELESTIS, THE "HEAVENLYGODDESS" Only the foundation and a few columns remain of this shrine, erected by a local patriot in the time of EmperorAlexander Severus. Since 1899, French archeolo gists have laid bare the central portion of Dougga's municipal center, but this modest temple hides in an olive grove. Other Roman monuments intheancient colony, called Thugga, include a theater, forum, marble colonnades, and several shrines honoring Latin deities. Built mainly inthe second and third centuries A.D., their ruins are among the most important in northern Africa (page 382).