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Summary

Heroon of Atilia Pomptilla - Grotta della Vipera

Class:

  • Grave or burial field
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

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Colle di Tuvixeddu (Cagliari)

Colle di Tuvixeddu (Cagliari)

Ureo's Tomb, Caralis [Casteddu]

Cagliari, Tuvixeddu, tomba dell'Ureo

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

The Heroon of Atilia Pomptilla known also as Grotta della Vipera - Viper's Cave is an hypogeum built by the Roman Lucio Cassio Filippo in honour of  Atilia Pomptilla, his wife. The sepulcre dates back  between the second half of the first century BC and the first half of the second century A.D. The altenative names derives from the image of two nakes carved on the pediment.

See:

  1. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heroon_der_Atilia_Pomptilla
  2. Goffredo Copolla: L'Heroon di Atilia Pomptilla in Cagliari. Bardi, Roma 1932.
  3. https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grotta_della_Vipera
  4. http://www.cagliariturismo.it/en/places/places-of-history-316/archaeological-areas-81/atilia-pomptilla-sepulchre-351