Plan of the new roof timberwork of the Maison Carrée, circa 1820

From the seventeenth century onwards at least, the spacing of the walls of the cella worried both architects and lovers of Antiquity. It was urgent to make the roof lighter by using lighter roof timbers. And it was planned to switch to lighting from above with a view to a still imaginary museum.

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Ville de Nîmes, Carré d'art bibliothèque, Ms 570
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