"Among the Oldest Things in Rome" Servian Walls - Mura Serviane Tip by mrclay2000

Servian Walls - Mura Serviane, Rome: 1 reviews and 1 photos

  Servian Wall near portico of Termini stazione
by mrclay2000

Fragments of the so-called Servian Wall were actually built of soft tufa in roughly 378 BC after the Gauls sacked Rome in 390 BC. This protective ring was eventually circumscribed by the Aurelian Wall in the 270s. Even this latter fortification however was unable to stop the plunder of Rome at the hands of Alaric and his Goths in 410 AD, the first time the city was invested since the Gauls. The citizens were obliged to cower for their lives in the Roman Forum -- once the seat of government, then the only shelter available. You'll find other fragments of the Servian Wall in a few locations but the longest flank of it sits behind a protective fence near Termini station.

Directions: Termini train station
Website: http://www.lemuramusicbar.com

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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