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In addition to its ramparts, the city also boasts a large number of buildings of historical interest. One of these is the Maison Carrée which was constructed as part of this comprehensive programme implemented by the Emperor Augustus to equip Nemausus with the public buildings required for the running of the city. This temple was intended to accommodate the imperial cult. The Maison Carrée was dedicated to the Emperor’s grandson. Access was reserved to priests alone. However, rituals, sacrifices and processions were carried out in the presence of the city’s inhabitants.