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Tomb of the Scipios

One of the most important Republican era funerary monuments in Rome located in a prestigious ancient cemetery, the Tomb of the Scipios was the final resting place of war heroes and generals, including Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbatus (you may have seen his sarcophagus in the Vatican Museums), not to mention the poet Ennius. The main funeral area was dug out of a natural tufa outcropping in the 3rd century BCE and was used by the Scipio family, one of Rome’s most important patrician clans, until they died out. The reliefs, frescoes, and inscriptions that survive on the site testify to its original use and subsequent re-use during the early Empire.

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One of the most important Republican era funerary monuments in Rome located in a prestigious ancient cemetery, the Tomb of the Scipios was the final resting place of war heroes and generals, including Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbatus (you may have seen his sarcophagus in the Vatican Museums), not to mention the poet Ennius. The main funeral area was dug out of a natural tufa outcropping in the 3rd century BCE and was used by the Scipio family, one of Rome’s most important patrician clans, until they died out. The reliefs, frescoes, and inscriptions that survive on the site testify to its original use and subsequent re-use during the early Empire.

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1.5 hour tour

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