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Hypogeum of the Volumni

The tomb belonging to the rich Velimna-lblumni family, reproduces the canonical plan of a Roman house and its architectural structure, divided into ten rooms. Excavated in the natural ground it has access by a long staircase, arranged in the modern age. The door is made up of an architrave, jambs and travertine closing slab: on the right jamb runs the vertical inscription in Etruscan on three lines, relating to the construction of the tomb. Beyond the door there is a rectangular atrium with a ceiling imitating the double-pitched wooden roof, with a central columen and orthogonal beams, onto which two rooms open, a cubicle on each side; in the background the lablìnum, and two aloes ending in two rooms, with ceilings decorated with geometric lacunaries with gorgonic, demonic and human protomes. The Velimnas had probably excavated their huge tomb (10 rooms) with the idea that it could serve many generations: in reality only a few members - due to historical circumstances still subject to controversial studies - found rest there, all in the largest cell, the tablinium. On the left the urn of his daughter Velia Velimna, seated on a throne. Next to this, the marble urn of Publio Volumnio, of a type already Roman of the 1st century AD. with naturalistic depictions of a paradise garden and with the Latin inscription that gave the name Volumni to the Hypogeum.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17304 W: 130 N: 36000] (197904)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2020-02-29
  • Exposición: f/0.1, 30 segundos
  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2020-04-09 0:30
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Additional Photos by Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17304 W: 130 N: 36000] (197904)
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