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Address: Via dell'Arco di Travertino, 151
Zone: Quartiere Tuscolano (Roma sud)
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The archaeological park of the Tombs of Via Latina is one of the most important funerary complexes in the suburbs of Rome, which still retains the traditional appearance of the ancient Roman countryside. The site preserves a section of the ancient Via Latina, which connected Rome with Capua, with numerous funerary monuments and historical evidence from the Republican age to the early Middle Ages. The discovery and excavation of the area was carried out between 1857 and 1858 by Lorenzo Fortunati, a teacher with a passion for archaeology.

Near the entrance is the so-called Sepulcro dei Corneli or Barberini, named after the aristocratic family that last owned the area. The funerary monument, datable to the 2nd century AD, consists of two floors above ground and the underground burial chamber.

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Last checked: 2021-04-22 12:16