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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 of the Baker Eurysaces, appropriate to his business- The first story consists of massive columns. The second story looks like a honey comb, made of circular ovens, two feet diameter, and as many deep-while the frieze above, in alto relievo, illustrates every movement of grinding weighing, baking, carrying, selling, +c Excavations show the base to have been fifteen feet below the present road, which must also [sic] been the original level of the roadway. This gate has two passages for carriages and the [sic] for pedestrians, all of them partially closed for defensive purposes during the middle ages-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 A little further brought us to the church of “Sante Croce in Gerusalemme”, a Basilica, supported by eight massive granite columns, neat and clean from restorations in 1743, but was originally erected soon after Christs time. Down cellar under the high alter [sic] are two chapels with many relics- On one is a placard that no woman shall be admitted except on the 20th of March although it was erected in honor of a woman, St Helena- On the other (each having an iron grating partition) is a placard saying, that chapel is the place to pray for your friends in purgatory- and on the wall an inscription over a small hole “Elemosina per le messe”. Jep invested a penny. A clerical looking Gentleman with a white choker translated for us the latin inscriptions, to the disgust of his two ladies who were complained [sic] the [sic] he was continually lagging behind to copy every inscription.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Adjoining the church is the high circular wall of the ancient “Amphithatrum Casrense”, quite empty. And in the adjacent field are the ruins of the temple of “Venus and Cupid”, not accessible-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Half a mile farther, Porta San Giovanni now in reparation, where, a few yards beyond stand the tall towers of the ancient Porta Asinaria, closed-

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