Neronian Cryptoporticus / Criptoportico Neroniano

Neronian Cryptoporticus / Criptoportico Neroniano (HM1L11)

Location: Roma, Lazio 00186 Città Metropolitana di Roma
Country: Italy
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N 41° 53.412', E 12° 29.22'

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Neronian Cryptoporticus
The Cryptoporticus is one of the most distinctive monuments of the Palatine. It is an underground corridor, 130 metres in length, illuminated by basement windows. It connects the south side of the Domus Tiberiana to the so-called House of Livia. This covered passageway served to link the different parts of the imperial Palace in the Julio-Claudian period. Originally the vault was covered with fine white stucco, depicting cupids within decorative frames. Only a few fragments remain. While this stucco decoration has generally been dated to the age of Nero, it probably relates to an earlier period, the first half of the 1st century AD.
Criptoportico Neroniano
Il Criptoportico, uno dei monumenti più caratteristici del Palatino, è un corridoio seminterrato lungo 130 metri, illuminato da finestre a "bocca di lupo", che mette in comunicazione il versante sud della Domus Tiberiana con la c.d. casa di Livia. Questo passaggio coperto serviva a collegare i diversi nuclei del Palazzo imperiale in età giulio-claudia. La volta era originariamente coperta da raffinati stucchi bianchi con amorini incorniciati da elementi decorativi, di cui sono conservati alcuni lacerti. Comunemente datato in età neroniana, è da attribuire probabilmente ad un epoca precedente, compresa nella prima metà del I secolo d.C.
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Date Added Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)33T E 291514 N 4640639
Decimal Degrees41.89020000, 12.48700000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 53.412', E 12° 29.22'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 53' 24.72" N, 12° 29' 13.2" E
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7 Via di S. Bonaventura, Roma Lazio 00186, IT
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