January 4, 2013

Underground Rome

Filed under: Rome — acagle @ 7:52 am

Roman Archaeologists Announce Discovery of Hadrian-Era Underground Arts Center

Italian archaeologists in Rome recently announced the discovery of “the biggest find in Rome since the Forum was uncovered in the 1920s,” according to Arts Beat. A 900-seat arts center, where 2nd-century rhetoricians, lawyers, and writers were believed to have recited their works under a 13-meter-high arched ceiling, was discovered a mere 18 feet below the busy Piazza Venezia circus by city workers digging for Rome’s third underground metro line.

I vaguely recall posting something about this or something similar in the recent past. Essentially any excavation in Rome will uncover something.

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