The Necropolis of the Via Triumphalis in 3D

Here’s a terrific video (Italian with subtitles) of the The Necropolis of the Via Triumphalis, using slick animation to peel away the layers and provide a good view of the site.

The area had been closed for a time for additional excavation and restoration, but is now open to public with even more sites to see. The burials extend deep into the Vatican hill and is the site of “small mausoleums, finely sculpted sarcophagi, statues, mouldings, mosaics, frescoes and bas-reliefs with epigraphs describing the lives of those who repose at the foot of the ancient hill.” Read more here. 

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