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Massa Martana
The place where Massa Martana now stands is inhabited for a long time, as shown by numerous archaeological evidence. The presence of stable settlements of Umbrian populations is documented by five grave tombs, dating from the 8th to the 3rd century BC, found in a hill near the church of Santa Maria della Pace and the mighty ruins of walls in square work in the locality Monticastri.In the Roman period the territory was crossed by Via Flaminia, on the site now occupied by the church of Santa Maria in Pantano was the "statio at Martis", which guaranteed rest and refreshments to travelers in transit.The presence of the consular road has favored the rapid spread of Christianity since the first centuries, of which there are numerous historical, hagiographic and monumental testimonies, first of all the only Christian catacombs found in Umbria, near the bridge Fonnaia, developed between the IV and V century.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13545 W: 132 N: 27431] (162314)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2017-11-14
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposition: 30 secondes
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2017-11-14 10:03
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