Photographer's Note

Castle of Santa Severa - Santa Marinella (Rome)
The Castle stands on the site of Pyrgi, the port city connected to the ancient Caere, the current Cerveteri founded between the late seventh and early sixth centuries BC The Etruscan town of Pyrgi developed around the port for an extension of about 10 hectares , which includes, in addition to the area now occupied by the castellan village, also the area of ​​the sanctuaries located at the southern end.
During the course of the III century BC with the Romanization of the coastal territory, on the part of the Etruscan area, the Roman castrum of Pyrgi was founded, surrounded by mighty polygonal walls. The area still undergoes a metamorphosis in the Imperial age that from a military camp became a residence of wealthy Roman families who owned luxurious seaside villas.
The site was probably inhabited without interruptions until late antiquity (4th-5th century AD), on the remains of buildings from the Roman and Late Antiquity a vast cemetery extends from at least the ninth century and presumably used until the XIIIth century. 14th century, and it is thanks to the continuity of life on the remains of the castrum that in the Middle Ages was formed the village known as Castellum Sanctae Severae from the name of the young Christian martyr Severa, which tradition recalls killed on June 5, 298 AD in this place together with his brothers, Calendino and Marco, under the empire of Diocletian.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19892 W: 130 N: 42058] (221695)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2018-09-15
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/1.1, 1/21 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2018-09-16 3:28
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