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MONTE DEI COCCI ( MONTE TESTACCIO )
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This is an artificial hill located in the river port area of the ancient city, near the warehouses which stored food produce, the so called horrea. 54 meters high and one kilometer in circumference, the hill consists of taste, or earthenware fragments, deriving mainly from the amphorae used to transport the wares, which were systematically dumped here and piled up between the Augustan period and the mid 3rd century AD, according to the findings of recent studies.
A pile of this size and height was made possible by the existence of a ramp and two paths, which were used by the carts laden with potsherds and broken amphorae, many of which still bear the manufacturer’s stamp their handles, while others feature tituli picti, notes in paint or ink indicating name of exporter, content, any checks performed during the journey and consular date.
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Address Via Zabaglia, 24
Price € 3,00; concessions € 1,50
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