This is the portal of its temple, through which alone we can gain access to the sacellum where its aporrheta are concealed.
The gens had its own sacellum or chapel, and its own sacra or religious rites.
These two appellations we have already found in the preceding quotations to be capellula and sacellum.
On the south slope of the latter are remains of a small temple or sacellum described by St Jerome.
In the early days of Rome many gentes had each their own sacellum for the performance of their religious rites.