The part inclosed within the walls of an ancient temple, as distinguished from the open porticoes.
(pl. cellae) - a chamber tomb
Sanctuary of a temple.
that part of a temple where the statues of deities are housed.
a room without any windows in a Roman temple in which the statue of the deity that was woreshipped there was placed
Sacred inner room (of temple, tomb, etc.)
The interior chamber of an ancient temple between the sidewalls; the sanctuary. It is the main part of the temple where the worshipped statue was erected and is separate from the open Porticoes.
inner shrine of a temple
The chamber at the center of an ancient temple; in a classical temple the room in which the cult statue usually stood.
the inner room of a temple, usually where the statue of a god was placed
the central chamber of a temple, housing the cult statue
The inner part of an ancient Greek or Roman temple, housing the statue of a God or Goddess.
A cella (from Latin for small chamber) or naos (from the Greek for temple), is the inner chamber of a temple in classical architecture.