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Il Lupercale - La grotta di Romolo e Remo al Palatino

Typology: Monuments

Address

Address: Via di San Gregorio, 30
Zone: Rione Campitelli (Foro Romano- Campidoglio-P.Venezia) (Roma centro)

Opening times

The building, at the present underground, cannot be visited.
Archaeological excavations are planned for this area of the Palatine.

Description

Extraordinary archaeological discovery on the Palatine Hill in Rome. During a series of investigations carried out by the Archaeological Superintendence of Rome on the Palatine, a cave with a vault covered in mosaics and shells was located, which archaeologists believe to be the Lupercale, the shrine of the origins, the legendary place where the she-wolf protected Romulus and Remus. The underground building discovered by the probes has a central plan with a diameter of 6.56 metres and a height of 7.13 metres. The vault is sumptuously decorated, with a geometric motif imitating a lacunar covering in stucco or paint.

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Last checked: 2021-04-21 11:41