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ETRUSCAN

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The Temple of Minerva differs from traditional Greek temples such as the Parthenon in that the Temple of Minerva most likely
A
was made of wood, mud brick, and clay instead of stone and marble
B
was enclosed on all sides by columns instead of featuring only a front portico
C
featured closed pediments with sculptures instead of open, undecorated pediments
D
had a low-rising, stepped entrance instead of a high podium with a frontal entryway
Explanation: 

Detailed explanation-1: -These colorful and ornate structures typically had stone foundations but their wood, mud-brick and terracotta superstructures suffered far more from exposure to the elements.

Detailed explanation-2: -In the central square of Assisi, there is an ancient Roman temple from the first century of our era, the Temple of Minerva, which was dedicated to the goddess of wisdom and peace from the pagan age. Today, the temple houses the Church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva.

Detailed explanation-3: -In addition to their internal organization and materials, what also made Etruscan temples noticeably distinct from Greek ones was a high podium and frontal entrance.

Detailed explanation-4: -The structure is a typical Roman temple with six tall Corinthians columns supporting the architrave in the fa├žade. The temple was erroneously attributed to Minerva because of a female statue located inside the building, but later studies found a dedication stone to Hercules.

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