The Roman Forum and the Palatine According to the Latest Discoveries

The Roman Forum and the Palatine According to the Latest Discoveries

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...sixth century to unite it with the first edifice, and transform it into a church; it was Pope Felix IV. who erected the neighbouring halls to serve as a presbytery, where now is the entrance to the Church. The last restorations date from Urban VIII., when the church having become almost subterranean, owing to the rising of the level around it, the pope raised the level of the pavement and also the entrance, moving it a little iSee De Rossi. Bull. di archeol. crisl. 1867, page 6 and following. Cfr. LANCIANI. Bull. Municip. April, May, 1882, page 29 and following. more to the left to put it in a straight line with the axis of the church, now however, after the recent excavations, the door of the small temple of Romulus has been put back in its primitive place. You must know that during the excavations of 1902, there was made an important discovery in this quarter. Excavating at a certain depth between the temple of Romulus, and that of Antoninus and Faustina, was found a tomb of quite a primitive form. It consisted of a well, built with fragments of tufo, at the bottom of which had been placed a dolium of baked earth, done by hand, and closed by a lid. Inside this vase was a smaller one in black terra cotta, in the shape of a shed, and containing burnt ashes, resembling those of the well known latin acropolis of Castel Gandolfo. Some time after this discovery another tomb was found a short distance from the first, but this one was not burnt; and after that, many other tombs were also found there of great antiquity. Here then are traces of a primitive necropolis, evidently anterior to the epoch when this valley was turned into a public square. This necropolis must therefore date further back than the reunions of the Latin, Sabine and...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236922336
  • 9781236922335