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July 01, 2016


Theatrum Marcelli

Ancient Latin name of the theater as recorded on the marble plan of Rome and reflected (but sometimes only in editorial supplement) in a few other inscriptions.

Theatrum Marcelli

Theatrum Marcelli (Theater of Marcellus) is an ancient Roman theater in the Circus Flaminius. Augustus completed its construction and dedicated it in 12 BC.

OSM location of Theatrum Marcelli

Representative Location based on OpenStreetMap

Sacred Area of S. Omobono

An archaeological area in the Forum Boarium comprising an ancient ritual precinct with twin temples ranging in date from the Archaic period through the time of the Roman Empire. The Medieval church dedicated to S. Omobono stands atop the remains of one of the two ancient temples.


A hilltop on Malta that is the locus of multi-period settlement and religious activity from the Neolithic period to late antiquity.

Imagery location of Tas-Silġ

A hilltop that is the locus of multi-period settlement from the Neolithic period to late antiquity. Coordinates verified in Google Earth at an eye altitude of 5,400 feet.

OSM location of Hagar Qim

Representative location based on OpenStreetMap.

Hagar Qin Megalithic Temple Complex (Malta)

Ħaġar Qim is a megalithic temple complex (ca. 3600-3200 BC), included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Tarxien (Malta)

A megalithic temple complex (ca. 3150 BC) named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.

Imagery location of Tarxien Temples

Megalithic temple complex (ca. 3150 BC) named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. Coordinates following GeoHack, chronology following UWHS.


Megalithic temple on the island of Gozo; named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980

Ġgantija Temples

Neolithic, megalithic temple complex on the Mediterranean island of Gozo dating ca. 3600-2500 BC

Samnite Sanctuary at Pietrabbondante

An ancient sanctuary on the slope of Monte Saraceno in the modern Italian comune of Pietrabbondante.

OSM Location of Pietrabbondante Archeaological Area

Representative polygon location outlining the archaeological area. Coordinates based on OpenStreetMap. Dates after BAtlas.

Tellaro Roman Villa (Caddeddi)

An Imperial Roman villa at Caddeddi on the Tellaro river in Sicily with elaborate floor mosaics.

OSM location of Tellaro Roman villa

Representative location based on OpenStreetMap.

Theater of Marcellus

Modern English name.

OSM Location of Sacred Area of S. Omobono

Representative point location based on OpenStreetMap

Area Sacra di Sant'Omobono

Modern name for the archaeological site.

Imagery Location of Pons Aemilius

Representative point location, coordinates derived through analysis of imagery in Google Earth 2013.

Pons Aemilius

The Pons Aemilius was the first stone bridge across the Tiber river at Rome. Its remains are known today as the 'Ponte Rotto'.

OSM Location of Battistero Neoniano

OSM Location of Ravenna's Baptistry of Neon.

Baptistry of Neon

An octagonal brick structure erected by Bishop Ursus (late fourth or early fifth century AD) as part of a Basilica (destroyed in 1734). Bishop Neon completed the baptistry at the end of the fifth century AD.


An ancient town of Samnium captured by the Romans in 293 B.C., located on the road between Beneventum and Corfinium.

Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella

Modern Italian name for the tomb.

Tomb of Caecilia Metella

Modern English name for the tomb.

Mausoleum of Caecilia Metella

A tomb on the Via Appia south of Rome belonging to Caecilia Metella, a daughter of Metellus Creticus. She was born ca. 100 BC.

Caeciliae Metellae (sepulcrum)

Latin title of Caecilia Metella's mausoleum as derived from the sepulchral inscription and as implied by the Barrington Atlas map label "Sep. Caecilia Metella" (sic).

DARE Location

Representative point location, site precision

DARMC location 20654

150K scale point location


toponym used by Strabo


An ancient city of central Italy, the eighth and seventh century B.C. origins of which demonstrate high level trade contact with the Eastern Mediterranean world. The city withdrew from the Latin League (499 BC) and opposed Rome in the Latin war; Cincinnatus eventually subdued Praeneste. Sulla founded a new colony there in the first century B.C.

OSM location of Antro delle Sorti

Location based on OpenStreetMap; the cave of Fortuna.

OSM location of Temple of Fortuna Primigenia

Location based on OpenStreetMap

June 30, 2016


Imagery Location of New Basilica of Saint Apollinaris

Coordinates verified by eye in Google Earth at an eye altitude of 321m using imagery dating to 2011.


An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 55 D2 Glaphyrai

Santalla de Bóveda

The Roman sanctuary of Santalla de Bóveda dates to the second through fourth centuries A.D. It is located in the parish of Santalla de Bóveda de Meralocated near Lugo. Discovered in 1926, the site is a protected national monument.

OSM location of Roman sanctuary of Santalla de Bóveda

Representative location based on OpenStreetMap

OSM location of so-called "Terme Stabiane"

Representative location based on OpenStreetMap.

Stabian Baths

The Stabian Baths (VII, 1, 8) and (VII,2) are located at the intersection of the Via Stabiana and the Via dell'Abbondanza. They are the oldest baths in Pompeii.

[Derventio] (river)

An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 9 G7 [Derventio] fl.

Abos (river)

An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 8 G1 Abos fl.


Aequiculi was a municipium in the territory of the Aequi.


Founded in the eighth century, Oviedo was modeled after Toledo and flourished in the ninth century under Asturian King Alfonso II (791-842). It was at that time that Oviedo became the Asturian capital and an episcopal see. Oviedo remained prominent until the early tenth century.


Asturian toponym

OSM location of modern Oviedo

Representative point location for modern Oviedo based on OpenStreetMap.


An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 44 G3 Terravecchia

Uxama (Argaela)

Uxama Argaela was a Celtiberian settlement of the Arevaci. The site was subsequently conquered by the Romans.