Maison Carrée, Nîmes, France

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Maison Carrée, Nîmes, France

Maison Carrée, French for Square House, was dedicated to the grandsons of Augustus Caesar, named Gaius Caesar and Lucius Caesar, when it was built in 16 BCE. One interesting tidbit about Nîmes, it is part of how we get the word denim. Denim is derived from ” de Nîmes.”

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