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Cemetery of the Week #134: Appian Way

Appian Way Rome, Italy Founded: After 312 BCE Size: Only 10 miles remain, not all of it lined with tombs Number of interments: none anymore Best time to visit: on Sundays, when the road is closed to traffic Hours of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

During the last years of the Roman Republic, after Caesar conquered Egypt and vanquished Cleopatra, Egyptiana became the fashion in Rome. Access Rome says, “Numerous pyramids sprouted all over Rome.” I don’t know if that’s true. I do know that the … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #79: the Archaeological Site at Ancient Pompeii

Ancient Pompeii Pompei Scavi Via Villa dei Misteri 2 Pompeii, Italy Porta Marina Superiore ticket phone +39 081 8575348/9 Buried: August 24, 79 AD Size: 165 acres Number of interments: unknown, but estimated at 2000 Open: April 1 to October … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #32: The Mausoleum of Augustus

The Mausoleum of Augustus Piazza Augusto Imperatore Rome, Italy Founded: 28 BCE Number of Interments: none any longer Open: only with a tour group The Mausoleum of Augustus was built in 28 BCE as the tomb of Julius Caesar’s adopted … Continue reading

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