Romano-Celtic Temple, 1/72

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Roman Diorama Buildings

Romano-Celtic Temple Martberg, 1/72

Based on the reconstruction of the Gallo-Roman temple from the Archeology Park Martberg this kit was created in the popular 1/72 scale. The set comprises numerous components made of resin as well as laser-cut parts made of paper and wood. Even for the interior decoration, there are printed sheets of paper for the design of the elaborate walls. Even special details such as an elaborate wooden door or lattice windows are included! Everyone who wants to create an awesome diorama gets all the options here. Therefore, the kit is recommended for modellers from about 12 years, some experience and / or talent is certainly helpful. Included are all necessary components and an extensive construction manual. The delivery does nor include glue and paint.

Width: 180mm
Height: 145mm
Depth: 240mm


Romano-Celtic Temple Martberg

At the end of the 19th century, excavations on the top of the Martberg, about 40km southeast of Koblenz, revealed a large temple district. During the late Latène period, the ancient settlement had developed to a fortified city, an oppidum. The temple district was already of supraregional importance in Celtic times and was repeatedly redesigned and expanded after the Roman conquest. While the settlement shifted to the foot of the Martberg, the temple complex was expanded and enlarged with several stone buildings in the 3rd century AD.

The central temple was dedicated to Mars Lenus, who also gave his name to the Martberg. Lenus was a Celtic deity, which could possibly be associated with war, but above all with healing. This is evidenced by inscriptions on the numerous offerings discovered in the course of the excavations. Lenus was worshiped above all by the Trevers, perhaps he was the tribal god of this Celtic people. In the course of Romanization, Lenus was equated with the Roman god Mars.
The design of the temple is based on local celtic traditions and does not correspond to the classical construction of roman sacred buildings. The central sacred building (cella) is surrounded at all sides by a arcades (portikus). Perhaps the traditional Celtic whorship practices required this design, maybe the sanctuary had to be circumnavigated. The temples originate mainly in the late 1st and 2nd century AD, after the Christianization in the 4th century, the temple facilities are abandoned.

Large parts of this temple complex were rebuilt in 2004 on the ancient foundation walls and convey, among other reconstructions, a vivid impression of the life and beliefs of the Celts and Romans in the Archeology Park Martberg.

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