5 unexpected finds in the city in Rome
1) Porticus Aemilia
This massive structure was built between 193 BC and 174 BC. Its function is still debated: given its proximity to the river, it was either used as a warehouse, or as a shelter for warships. This is one of the most ancient examples of tufa being used in opus incertum, a masonry technique that uses irregularly cut stone.
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The 500 Hidden Secrets of Rome reveals off-the-beaten-track places and interesting details for anyone who's keen to explore Rome's best-kept secrets.
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