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Marble sarcophagi unearthed in Rome

Two small marble sarcophagi have been unearthed on the northwest slope of Monte Mario just outside of Rome.

The finds were most likely burials of children from a well-off Roman family.

“At first analysis, they could be from between the 3rd and 4th century A.D., but dating can only be confirmed after a thorough examination,” the special superintendency said.

The tombs were found at a depth of about 2.5 metres on the northwest slope of Monte Mario, behind the stadium’s north curve, during work to place utility service pipes underground.

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Story: ANSAmed | Photo: ANSAmed

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