The world’s oldest new piece added to the puzzle
#Cosmoread: The world’s oldest and one of the biggest unsolved puzzle piece, a 2,200-year-old map of Rome made of thousands of pieces of marble, according to the Superintendency of Cultural Heritage in Rome to other existing pieces were again.
In 1562 showed a large piece connected to the new piece bears an inscription that completes the word “circus Flaminius.”
Map, Forma Urbis Romae known as, 203 and 211 AD, during the reign of emperor Septimius Severus between carved marble slabs.
Only fragments remain today and are held in the Capitoline Museums. They just 10 percent the original map surface once (Temple of Peace) Templum Pacis stood on a wall cover.
The wall is still the 6th century Church of Santi Cosma e Damiano survive today in a building. Holes where the map was attached using bronze clamps lines can still be seen.
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150 marble slabs carved, 60-foot and 43-foot map of Rome, every building, street and staircase wide until it was partially ripped from the wall, probably to make lime for cement. What was left fell down and broke apart in hundreds of unrecognizable pieces.
Piecing together the puzzle of the great unsolved problems of archeology remains. The first pieces were discovered in 1562, since then, has brought to light some 1,200 pieces.
“They have been identified almost 200 marble chips and modern topography is ideal,” Superintendency said in a statement.
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“The piece is the map, which the current area of the ghetto, one of monumental ancient town, dominated by the circus Flaminius, built in 220 BC, 31 to the plate to host the Games of ordinariness, and where significant a number of public monuments stood, “Superintendency said.
Plate 31 together with the other pieces pieced, March 17 museum new piece will be on display at the Ara Pacis.