The head from the special statue of Minerva
"The statue was made of bronze and covered in gold leaf.
It would have been quite an amazing sight. The inside of the
Temple would have been lit by burning coal. The flickering
light from this would have been reflected from the statue and it
may have looked as if she was actually moving!"
"We’ve only found the head of the statue. It’s just a bit bigger
than an adult’s head. It was probably broken off when people became
Christians and stopped believing in Sulis Minerva."
Apulia: "Inside the Temple of Sulis Minerva is
a huge golden statue of her. We’ve never seen it as only priests
can go into the Temple."
"Sulis Minerva looks after all the people who make things, like
the potters and blacksmiths in the town, doctors, soldiers and
anyone who comes here to be healed."
The Temple courtyard