Aurelian wall by Porta San Sebastiano, Rome

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RIBApix ref no RIBA113088
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
Subject Date0275
Image Date1970
Library ReferenceESP/ROM/35
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The Aurelian walls were built between 271 and 274 AD and originally encircled the seven hills of Rome. Altered and heightened over time, they remained a significance defence and determined the boundary of the city up until the 19th century.

Subject tags

fortifications, walls