Rome, Extraordinary Discovery at the Forum: a Hypogeum with a Sarcophagus

An underground, underground environment with a tuff sarcophagus associated with what appears to have been an altar.

It is the new extraordinary discovery made in Rome, inside the Roman Forum, next to the Curia-Comizio complex.

This was announced by the director of the park, Alfonsina Russo, who will present the discovery to the press on Friday 21 February.

The finding, they anticipate from the Archaeological Park of the Colosseum, took place as part of the planned archaeological investigations and about a year after the start of the studies on the documentation produced by Giacomo Boni at the beginning of the 1900s, which had allowed to hypothesize the presence in the Roman Forum, a few meters from Lapis Niger and the Comitium, of a heroon dedicated to the cult of the founder of the city of Rome.

The sarcophagus, made with the tuff of the Capitol, measures approximately 1.40 meters in length and should date back to the 6th century. B.C.




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    Lidia Hickman

    Am unfamiliar with the word tuff. Does one perhaps mean tufo—the type of stone commonly used in building at that time and afterward?

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