The Maison Carree is in Nimes, France and was built in 19 BC by Agrippa, Augustus' general and aide who also built the Pantheon. It was initially dedicated to Gaius and Lucius Caesar, potential heirs to Augustus. They died young, and Augustus outlived them. It is one of the best preserved and best examples of a Roman temple. It was repurposed as a Christian church and now houses a museum. Thomas Jefferson was so impressed with it that he used it as a model when designing the Virginia state capitol building in Richmond.
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