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Lapis Niger

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jeffrey Becker
Contributors: Brady Kiesling
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Dec 14, 2023 08:47 PM 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.

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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, and Brady Kiesling, 'Lapis Niger: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 20 June 2024]

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