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Mamertine Prison

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Overview

Title
Mamertine Prison
Author
Vanessa82
Rating
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Year
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Cost
10 €
Average visit time
45 minutes
Address
Foro Romano, 00186 Rome RM
Hours of operation
Tutti i giorni dalle ore 9.00am alle 5.00pm. Last admission at 4.30pm
Contacts
Phone: 06698961
Email: usp@orpnet.org
Website: http://archeoroma.beniculturali.it/carcer-tullianum/

Description

The Mamertino Prison (in italian "Carcere Mamertino"), also known as Cercere Tulliano is the oldest prison in Rome and is located within the Roman Forum, more precisely in the basement of the church of San Giuseppe dei Falegnami. The Roman prison is linked to the figures of Saints Peter and Paul, in fact, legend tells that St. Peter, fell down the stairs of the prison and, beating his head against the wall, he left the imprint of the head on the stone. The two saints were imprisoned in the dungeon along with two other apostles, and from there did arise a spring of water miraculously, managed to convert and baptize the keepers of prisons, Process and Martinique. Today the prison is open to the public, it is a fascinating journey on many levels where you can admire the archaeological finds, the architecture, pictures and paintings. On the web site you will find an interesting route in 3D, allowing you to explore the ancient Roman prison.

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