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Stone discovered outlining Rome‘s City Limit

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An interesting discovery in Rome: 

“Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi was on hand for the unveiling Friday of the pomerial stone, a huge slab of travertine that was used as a sacred, military and political perimeter marking the edge of the city proper with Rome's outer territory.

In ancient Rome, the area of the pomerium was a consecrated piece of land along the city walls, where it was forbidden to farm, live or build and through which it was forbidden to enter with weapons.”

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Photographers take pictures during the presentation to the press of an archeological finding emerged during the excavations at a Mausoleum in Rome, Friday, July 16, 2021. The monumental pomerial stone is dating back to Roman Emperor Claudio and was used to mark the 'pomerium' the sacred boundaries of the 'Urbe', the city of Rome, during the Roman empire. Credit: AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis

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https://www.google.com/amp/s/phys.org/news/2021-07-rare-stone-outlining-ancient-rome.amp

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/ny-rare-stone-city-limits-ancient-rome-unveiled-claudius-emperor-20210716-dloq3xs5gjc65aj4bp6ubtmowu-story.html?outputType=amp

 

The distinction between imperium and pomerium:

 

 

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I don't quite understand. Was the stone part of a wall or did it stand alone at the edge of the city?

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Thanks for reading.

My understanding of the article was that the stone, although not an integral part of the wall, was a marker at the wall outlining the pomerium.

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The stone is dated to the age of Emperor Claudius in 49 AD, and as Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi explained the pomerial stone, a huge slab of travertine that was used as a sacred, military, and political perimeter marking the edge of the city proper with Rome's outer territory. In ancient Rome, the area of the pomerium was a consecrated piece of land along the city walls, where it was forbidden to farm, live or build and through which it was forbidden to enter with weapons.“

 

https://www.ancientpages.com/2021/07/18/rare-stone-discovered-outlining-ancient-romes-city-limits/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ancient_native_americans_encounter_with_the_star_people_ankou_breton_angel_of_death_ancient_secrets_of_the_ukrainian_stonehenge_that_is_older_than_the_giza_pyramids_of_egypt_and_much_more_july_16_20_2021&utm_term=2021-07-20

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