Double edge temple

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Double edge temple
Double-sided temple with pseudo-opisthodoma

A double-sided temple is a type of the Greek temple . It differs from the Antentempel in that there is a rear hall (the opisthodom ) on the back of the naos or the cella . Like the vestibule (the pronaos ) , this is made up of the ante , i.e. the extended side walls of the cella, and columns standing between the ante . In contrast to the entrance hall, the rear hall is not connected to the cella by a door.

The opisthodoma can also be designed only as a pseudo-opisthodoma, which is indicated on the back wall by ante pillars and half-columns. An example of this is the Asclepius stamp from Agrigento .