Sepolcro degli Scipioni

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Sepolcro degli Scipioni
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Peter H
Fredericksburg, VA444 contributions
The Cornelii Scipiones
May 2019 • Solo
The tomb of the patriarch of this highly significant Roman Family is in The Vatican Museum. Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbatus was probably born around 340 BC (Died 280 BC) at a “make or break” point in Ancient Rome. It was fighting with a coalition of it’s neighbors: Etruscans, Samnites, Umbrians, and Gauls. And, it needed victories.
I think many historians agree, at this point in time, another simultaneous transition was taking place, the plebeian class was gaining power (possibly through victorious (Flamma) Gladiators) and members of the patrician class, feeling threatened, wanted to spell out the accomplishments of their ancestors. My photo shows the elaborate fresco of the domed ceiling of the room that houses the ornate sarcophagus of Scipio Barbatus, in The Vatican Museum.
Written 2 July 2019
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traveller77722
Hope Island, Australia712 contributions
Amazing
May 2017 • Family
We had a guide take us here and there weren't many tourists.
It's so beautiful to see and well preserved. It's the wall of old Rome and not many people who go to Rome ever go there and see it. The views are spectacular and it's free. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 8 June 2017
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Archaeobuff
Sydney, Australia1,730 contributions
Fascinating tomb of one of the most famous families of ancient Rome
Aug 2016 • Solo
With substantial forewarning my guide from Rome Connections gained entrance to this tomb which is not open to the general public without prior arrangement with the Dept. of Antiquities. A guy from the Department met us there to let us in and escort us around. Once again I was really privileged to get access to this famous Roman family’s tomb. It was a lot grander than the community columbarium I had just visited, as you would expect of one of Rome’s ancient patrician families. The Cornelius Scipios had held important public positions in Rome since the early 5th century BC. The one to build this tomb was consul in 298 BC. The Appian Way had been inaugurated in 312 BC and the placement of the tomb along the Way was a political decision. The most famous Scipios were Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Major who defeated Hannibal and Scipio Aemilianus who destroyed Carthage. The first was not buried here, but in Campania where he lived in political exile at his death. This tomb was lost for centuries until discovered in 1780 at the end of a long tunnel.The tomb also included its own columbarium. It was a fascinating privilege to visit it.
Written 25 March 2017
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Simona A
Rome, Italy141 contributions
Sepolcro degli Scipioni visita interessante
Jan 2015 • Friends
This beatiful cultural place in located in via di porta san sebastiano, and it has beeen restored and opend to the public recently.
It dates back III century b.C. and it shows the roman history through many centuries.
The visit is open only to small groups (12 persons max) accompanied by a touristic guide.
Written 19 January 2015
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Seosta
Perth, Canada100 contributions
Awesome.....but a bit out of the way
Tickets can be purchased at the museum delle mura. It's out of the way but totally worth the trip. The Tomb is really interesting and can only be seen on guided tours. Unfortunately a lot of the original tombs are in museums but there are replicas in place.
Written 13 July 2014
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