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The temple is of the 'Romano-Celtic' type, comprising an inner
chamber (cella) surrounded by an enclosed walkway (ambulatory).
It is one of the few features dated to pre-Hadrianic Vindolanda
on display. All of the cella is revealed in this photo, but only
a small part of the ambulatory wall. Such temples are well known
in southern Britain but not on the northern frontier. An altar was
found in the temple, but the name of the deity worshipped there
cannot be read. After the demolition of the temple in the mid-second
century the site was used as a burial ground. The base of an amphora,
which had been used as an urn for a cremation, can be seen in the
centre of the building.
© Vindolanda Trust