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Necropolis of Porta Vesuvio

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Athanasia Varveri
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Jan 12, 2017 02:19 PM History
A necropolis of Pompeii located outside the so-called "Porta Vesuvio".

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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catacomb, cemetery, necropolis


This necropolis is notable for the schola-type tomb of Arellia Tertulla, who may have been the wife of M.Stlaborius Veius Fronto who was duovir quinquennalis in A.D. 25-26. Also notable is the monumental tomb of C. Vestorius Priscus who died at age 22 in AD 75-76. 

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Athanasia Varveri, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Necropolis of Porta Vesuvio: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2017 <> [accessed: 03 August 2020]

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