The Temple at Bath is one of only two truly classical temples
known from Roman Britain. It was the place where the cult statue of
the goddess Sulis
Minerva was housed.
The great ornamental pediment survives, and has been re-erected
in the Roman Baths Museum. This area has recently been displayed.
An animation shows how the pediment would have looked in Roman
times, visitors can watch from the amphitheatre style
The pediment carries the image of a fearsome head carved in
Bath stone and it is thought to be the Gorgon’s head, which was a powerful symbol
of the goddess Sulis Minerva.
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The surviving stones of the Temple pediment
showing the Gorgon's head in the centre