So-Called Carcer / Cosiddetto Carcer

So-Called Carcer / Cosiddetto Carcer (HM1L28)

Location: Roma, Lazio 00186 Città Metropolitana di Roma
Country: Italy

N 41° 53.51', E 12° 29.216'

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So-Called Carcer
The three small rooms opening onto a corridor with walls made of large tufa blocks and travertine door and window frames are generally ascribed to a Carcer; this is an error as tradition attests the existence of only one prison in Rome, the Tullianum on the slopes of the Capitolline Hill. Thought by some to be a brothel, these are probably the service rooms of a Roman house, perhaps used as a cellar or to house slaves.
Considdetto Carcer
Le tre piccolo stanze, aperte su un corridoio con mura di grandi blocchi tufacei e soglie e stipiti di travertino, sono comunemente riferite ad un Carcer, ma erroneamente, in quanto la tradizione attesta a Roma l'esistenza di un solo carcere, il Tullianum, alle pendici del Campidoglio. Ritenute da alcuni un Lupanare, vi si riconoscono piuttosto i vani di servizio di una casa romana, destinati forse a cantine o alloggio di schiavi.
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HM NumberHM1L28
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Date Added Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)28T E 708485 N 4640820
Decimal Degrees41.89183333, 12.48693333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 53.51', E 12° 29.216'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 53' 30.6" N, 12° 29' 12.96" E
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15 Via in Miranda, Roma Lazio 00186, IT
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