Along the Aurelian Wall: Highlighting the A-B-C's of Ancient Rome (Aqueducts, Basilicas and Cemeteries), Italian Cultural & Community Center, Wednesday, 27. February 2019

Presented by Louis F. Aulbach and Linda C. Gorski of the Houston Archaeological Society
In 271 AD, the Emperor Aurelian began the construction of a defensive wall around the city of Rome. The wall, known as the Aurelian Wall, surrounded the city in a circuit of 19 kilometers or about 12 miles with a fortification that was 8 meters (12 feet) high. This barrier was designed the thwart attacks by barbarian armies, but it also defined a boundary for the city along which were the aqueducts, the cemeteries, and, after the construction program of the Emperor Constantine in the fourth century AD, the Christian basilicas of Rome. We will examine the history of several of these ancient structures that reveal aspects of daily life in Rome from the first century BC to the Late Antiquity of the Roman Empire.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | 7:00 pm (Doors opent at 6:45 pm)
$10 ICCC Members | $15 Non-members

Along the Aurelian Wall: Highlighting the A-B-C's of Ancient Rome (Aqueducts, Basilicas and Cemeteries)

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