Via Appia Antica · by Giovanni Battista Piranesi · from 1756

Road junction old Appia Antica and Via Ardeatina

From the cycle of ancient monuments of Rome, 1756). Acquaforte, (National Gallery Prague)

The engraver Giovanni Battista Piranesi tells us in a engraving from 1756, as it once could have looked on the Via Appia. From such a large mass of buildings, however, larger remnants would probably be recognizable today. On the other hand, it looks similar at the Monumenal cemetery Verano, although not so densely packed.

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Road junction old Appia Antica and Via Ardeatina (From the cycle of ancient monuments of Rome, 1756). Acquaforte, (National Gallery Prague)

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