Porta Metronia
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The sealed Porta Metronia as it stands today
Porta Metronia is located in Rome
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Porta Metronia
Porta Metronia
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LocationRome
Coordinates41°52′55.69″N 12°29′55.33″E / 41.8821361°N 12.4987028°E / 41.8821361; 12.4987028Coordinates: 41°52′55.69″N 12°29′55.33″E / 41.8821361°N 12.4987028°E / 41.8821361; 12.4987028

Porta Metronia is a gate in the third-century Aurelian Walls of Rome.[1] The gate is located in the southern section of the wall between Porta San Giovanni to the east and Porta Latina to the south. [2]

During the tenth century, beyond this gate was marshland called the Prata Decii or the Decenniae.[3] At the end of the Middle Ages, the gate was closed and the entrance bricked up.[4]

Because of increasing traffic in the modern era, four main passages were created beside the original gate. The ground level around the gate has risen significantly through the ages, leaving the original passage partially underground.[5]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Web site of the museum of Roman Walls. http://www.museodellemuraroma.it/
  2. ^ John Henry Parker (1878). The Archaeology of Rome. J. Parker and Company. pp. 314–.
  3. ^ Gregorovius, Ferdinand, History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages, Volume 3 (1895), pg. 530
  4. ^ Platner & Ashby 1929.
  5. ^ Arya 2019.

References

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Preceded by
Porta Latina
Landmarks of Rome
Porta Metronia
Succeeded by
Porta Nomentana

This article contains text from Platner and Ashby's A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, a text now in the public domain.