Located immediately south of the temple “of Doric columns”, the semitic temple was discovered 1960 by Pesce. It is in a quadrilateral area bordered on three sides by the same rock wall and to the east by another wall. At the center, there was a peristyle (columned fence) that was transformed into a perimeter wall, while on the back wall and on the side walls, which were covered with painted plaster, several plinths were found that might have supported columns. The floor of the temple is made of earthenware, with the exception of the central part included within the peristyle, which is composed of a polychromatic mosaic of intricate geometric patterns.
Although most of the structures discovered in Pesce’s excavations are of the Roman period (3rd century AD), it has been suggested that the semitic temple was built during an earlier stage of Punic age. This hypothesis has been formulated on the basis of a discovery within a well located at the peristyle, of about 200 intact vessels that are in the style of the Punic age. In addition, the presence of the plinths already mentioned and the type of architectural plan, which was of a type similar to those in North Africa, also supports this hypothesis.