Funerary temple of Fabara, at Fabara, Zaragoza.
 
Alzado del Mausoleo de Fabara
Elevation of the Mausoleum of Fabara

 
It is probably the greatest and best preserved mausoleum -funerary temple- at the Peninsula. It was built at the end of 1st century or beginning of 2nd one, though many scholars think it was built at the end of 2nd century.
 
It has the shape of a small Roman temple. In fact, it is that what we can see: a temple built for gods, since the tomb is down, in an underground chamber -conditorium- communicated by stairs from the cella.
 
Little temple has four columns at the portico in antis -tetrastyle-. It gives access to the cella's door. Columns are of Toscan order. At the lateral walls that limit the cella there are two pillars with grooves: one at the center and another at the appex. Therefore we can call it a pseudoperipter temple.
 
Crowning the façade there is a pediment on an entablature with a Ionic frieze. There is an inscription on it: "D. M. L'AEMILI LVPI" that let us understand that it was L. Aemilius Lupus' tomb. Laterals of this frieze are decorated with roses and other elements.
 
Its building is made of ashlar without mortar. Great blocks of stone were masterly set: few of them show bronze staples to make them sure.
Vista fachada
View of the façade
Vista porterior
Back view