Jun 11, 2008

Rome’s Offbeat Archaeology Part III

Rome’s former Jewish Ghetto features some of the city’s most mysterious offbeat archaeology. Remains of ancient roman sculpture decorate the facades of buildings. Museum worthy relics share space with drain pipes and dangling telephone wires.

This weathered quartet keep watch just over the doorway of a small shop.

Blocks of ancient inscriptions have found new life by providing architectural detail.

You can find the above and other ancient gems along the neighborhood’s main strip, Via del Portico d’Ottavia. It’s next door to Teatro Marcello and a block away from the Tiber River. Here is a map.

Previous Posts In This Series:
Rome’s Offbeat Archaeology Part II
Rome’s Offbeat Archaeology

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