Before it is the so-called Arch of Drusus, actually a section of aqueduct.The Via Appia at that location was renamed to the Via di Porta San Sebastiano. The tomb was founded around the turn of the 3rd century BC, after the opening of the Via Appia in 312 BC, probably by the then head of the family, Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbatus, consul in 298 BC.The tomb fronted and opened in that direction and towered over the via Appia, now several meters higher than it was then.The hill continues down to the left, where more of the ruin is to be found.), also called the hypogaeum Scipionum, was the common tomb of the patrician Scipio family during the Roman Republic for interments between the early 3rd century BC and the early 1st century AD.During the republic the tomb stood in a cemetery for notables and their families located in the angle between the Via Appia and the Via Latina on a connecting road joining the two just past the branch point.It was originally outside the city not far from where the Via Appia passed through the Servian Wall at the Porta Capena.The location was privately owned on discovery of the tomb but was bought by the city in 1880 at the suggestion of Rodolfo Amedeo Lanciani.A house was subsequently built in a previous vineyard there.
None of the more familiar Scipios (Africanus, Asiaticus and Hispanicus) were buried here, but according to Livy and Seneca were buried in their villa at Liternum.:-)We will help you create an exciting, attractive and unique Inter Friendship profile.What makes Europe Mingle unique is this: You can meet people directly by watching videos of them.The moveables—the one whole sarcophagus and the fragments of other sarcophagi—were placed on display in the hall of the Pio-Clementino Museum at the Vatican in 1912.