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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Feb 22 Rome 638

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 brings us to the tomb of St Cecelia on the left hand beside the via Appia- sometimes called “Capo di Bove” from the wreaths and oxen skulls which encircle the frieze above. It is a circular structure about ninety feet in diameter built of stone. The high foundation is chiefly of brick but thickly dotted with large stone blocks to give it strength.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 An old woman was on hand to unlock the street door and give us admittance into the ruined court of another building adjoining the tomb- From that court a wide passage leads straight into the centre, a circular high opening, about twenty feet diameter, and by measurement I found the outside wall to be thirty five feet thick.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Facing the road a marble tablet bears the inscription “Caecilia Q Cretici Filiae Metellae Crassi”, i-e. the daughter of Metellus Creticus wife of the wealthy Triumvir Crassus-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 In the 13th century the Gaetani converted it into a castle by adding on the top above the frieze a brick structure with pinnacles- across the road are the extensive ruins of a Palace and church built of brick about the same time and destroyed in the 16th century by Pope Sixtus 5th.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Turning around, and returning towards the city by this

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 [-Tomb of St Cecelia-]

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