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AB URBE CONDITA: Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella

The Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella can be considered the symbol of the ancient Appian Way , known and reproduced from the Renaissance not less than the most famous monuments of Rome and object of particular attention from archaeologists, architects , designers and painters . The tomb was built in the third mile of the Via Appia in the years 30-20 BC dominant compared to the road, just at the point where the leucititica lava flow stopped dating back to around 260.000 years ago, ejected from the volcanic complex of the Alban Hills . It is (more…)