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A temple is a religious edifice, a sanctuary. The term « templum » appears in the antiquity and refers to a sacred place from Heaven «cut» and transposed on earth by some priests.
It lately turned into the word “temple”which designs the structures built on these divine spots. In the Ancient Rome, temples proliferate. Temples were elements of crucial matter in the worshiping of the roman gods and were also erected to receive the remains of non ordinary men.
The Pantheon of Rome ( the temple of all Gods), the temple of Cesar, Romulus, Venus and Jupiter were “the places to be”.
The temples erected in the Ancient Greece had the same religious vocation. They played a great part in the rituals and were the stage for sacrifices, prayers and offerings.
In Athena, we can still look up at the ruins of the Parthenon, home of the Goddess Athena, built from 447 to 432 before Christ. The statue of Athena, a key element in the temple, was destroyed over the course of the 4th crusades when Constantinople was plundered.
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The temple is then seized by the catholics and the Ottomans and becomes first a church then a mosque.
Temples are also the flagship buildings of the protestantism and the Buddhism.
The first “Temple of Salomon” was built during the reign of King David in Jerusalem and aimed at sheltering the Ark of the Covenant
It was destroyed over the 6th century and reconstructed almost identically with a new component: a Western Wall, erected as the symbol of the Jews grief and sorrows for the longing of the first temple.
The temple plays a great part in the Christianity and the Judaism. Jesus is supposed to have chased away the vendors from the temple's premises the day before he was sentenced to death. The temple, over the course of its history, became a catholic place under the crusade expeditions.
In the late 11th century, during the first crusade, the order of the temple, a religious and military order, settled their headquarter within the temple of Jerusalem. The Knights Templar, catholics knights from the Middle-Ages, protected the paths took by the pilgrims to go through their mission: spreading Catholicism.
Nowadays, the order is still at the source of many mysteries and fantasies: it is said that the Holy Grail was in possession of the templars, who even after the demolition of their order, reincarnated “symbolically” as the Freemasons.