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Necropoli Ostiense (Sepolcreto Ostiense)

Necropoli Ostiense (Sepolcreto Ostiense)
Necropoli Ostiense (Sepolcreto Ostiense)
Necropoli Ostiense (Sepolcreto Ostiense)
Necropoli Ostiense (Sepolcreto Ostiense)
Necropoli Ostiense (Sepolcreto Ostiense)

This burial ground is situated at the crossing between Via Ostiense and Via delle Sette Chiese in the surroundings of the Basilica di San Paolo. It is famous exactly for the presence of the tomb of the apostle Paul, but plays an important role also because it testifies the gradual evolution from the rite of cremation to the rite of burial that developed between the second and the third century AD. The burial ground that spans over a period of time that goes from the second century BC to the fourth century AD consists of three main levels: brick tombs and a columbarium were built in the Imperial Age on the more ancient tombs that consisted of a cell of square tuff blocks. The ruins found in the burial ground are mostly kept in the Capitoline Museums and in the Antiquarium Comunale and consist of inscriptions and marble cinerary urns decorated with floral motifs. Some modest gold jewels and silver hairpins that belonged to the funeral trousseau of a young girl are of particular interest.

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Address 
POINT (12.478328 41.859967)
Timetables 

Open to organized groups by reservation only.
Max. 25 people per group.
Closed: Monday, January 1, May 1, December 25

Phone Booking required: tel. 0039 060608 (daily from 9.00 to 19.00)

Open to single visitors without guided tour on Wednesday 17 November. Reservation required at 060608

Contacts 
Email: 
info@060608.it
Telephone booking: 
060608 (tutti i giorni ore 9.00-19.00)
Web site: 
www.sovraintendenzaroma.it/i_luoghi/roma_antica/monumenti/necropoli_di_san_paolo
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Location

CHIUSO - Necropoli Ostiense (Sepolcreto Ostiense), Via Ostiense, 190
Via Ostiense, 190
41° 51' 35.8812" N, 12° 28' 41.9808" E

 

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