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Chiesa di Santa Maria Antiqua

  • Piazza di Santa Maria Nova, 53

Built using part of the vestibule of the Palace of Domitian, at the foot of the Palatine Hill, it was buried by an earthquake before the year 1000 and came to light during archeological excavations in the 18th century. The frescoes, painted between the 4th and 9th centuries, are a singular piece of world heritage and are fundamental for understanding the evolution of painting from the late-Antiquity to the Byzantine era.

Neighborwood: Campitelli


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