The Columbarium at the Villa Wolkonsky, Rome

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Francesca Santoro L'hoir
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published on 25 October 2014
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The Columbarium at the Villa Wolkonsky, Rome

Before entering this columbarium, which is in the garden of the residence of the British Amabassador to Italy, I had to sign a waiver to the effect that I would not hold HM Government responsible for any mishap. And from the state of the staircase, on which I inched downwards in a sitting position, I was able to see clearly the necessity for such a waiver. The columbarium itself is fascinating, because two stories are located underground. The reticulated brick work, from which the stucco has crumbled, reveals the chamber to be the work of the first century CE.

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Francesca Santoro L'hoir
I am a former college professor and Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, 1997.

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L'hoir, F. S. (2014, October 25). The Columbarium at the Villa Wolkonsky, Rome. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/3177/

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L'hoir, Francesca S. "The Columbarium at the Villa Wolkonsky, Rome." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 25, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/image/3177/.

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L'hoir, Francesca S. "The Columbarium at the Villa Wolkonsky, Rome." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 25 Oct 2014. Web. 30 Mar 2020.

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