Augusteum

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For other places with the same name, see Augusteum (disambiguation).
Sebastia/Shomron/Samaria. Originally 25 metres high, the remaining base of the Augusteum temple at the summit of the Samaria hilltop.[1]

An Augusteum (plural Augustea) was originally a site of imperial cult in ancient Roman religion, named after the imperial title of Augustus. It was known as a Sebasteion in the Greek East of the Roman Empire. Examples have been excavated in Sebaste/Samaria, Constantinople, Aphrodisias, Antioch, Cartagena, and (most famously) Ankara.

Since the 18th century, the term has also been used for certain academic and cultural buildings, such as the Augustea in Leipzig, Oldenburg, and Wittenberg.

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  1. ^ "Augusteum". Excursiopedia. Retrieved 14 September 2015.