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Porta Maggiore

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Overview

Title
Porta Maggiore
Author
carol_79
Rating
3.29
Year
52 AD
Cost
-
Average visit time
15 minutes
Address
Piazza di Porta Maggiore, 00185 Rome RM
Hours of operation
Always

Description

Porta Maggiore was one of the entrances to the ancient city built by Emperor Claudio in 52 AD. The old arch is still in the middle of the square. Porta Maggiore is part of the Aurelian Walls. In ancient times, the gate was divided into two parts: the Porta Prenestina and the Porta Labicana. While renovating the gates, an ancient tomb from 30 BC belonging to Virgil Eurisace was discovered and whose door is still visible today. The gates are clad in rustic blocks, a style typical of the Roman era. It contains inscriptions in praise of the emperors Claudius, Vespasian, and Titus for their work on the aqueducts.

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