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Porta Praenestina (Aquae Claudia and Anio Novus)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 41° 53.501 E 012° 30.892
33T E 293831 N 4640736
Quick Description: The original gate was built centuries before the Aurelian wall (in which it is now embedded) in 52 by the emperor Claudius, and is formed by arches through two aqueducts, the Aqua Claudia and the Anio Novus.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 7/25/2007 10:57:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM1X73
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member SUp3rFM & Cruella
Views: 104

Long Description:
It was constructed as a monumental double archway built of white travertine. It contains inscriptions in praise of the emperors Claudius, Vespasian, and Titus for their work on the aqueducts. It was first known as the Porta Prenestina.
Related website: Not listed

When was it built?: Not listed

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