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Lapis Niger

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jeffrey Becker Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Apr 10, 2020 08:46 AM History
A shrine in the Forum Romanum adjacent to the Republican comitium, recognizable by the distinctive black paving stones that covered it in the later republican period. The shrine has been associated, in tradition, with the tomb of Romulus and/or of Faustulus. Giacomo Boni excavated the site between 1899 and 1905.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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Filippo Coarelli interprets the archaic remains beneath the pavement of the Lapis Niger as being elements of the Volcanal, an archaic sanctuary of the god Vulcan.

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Jeffrey Becker, 'Lapis Niger: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 03 July 2020]

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