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In the Abbey of San Nilo of Grottaferrata is an archaeological museum  with a rich collection of archaeological finds from the surrounding villas, the catacombs, or donations of Abbey protectors. The collection boasts a grand ancient stele (a seated youth from the V-VI century BC), as well as marble finds, sarcophagi, coins, pottery and portraits (including one of Alexander the Great and one of Constantine).

In the art-historical collection is worth mentioning Islamic and Sicilian ceramics, sacred objects such as omophorion (Episcopal in silk and gold from 1300) and frescoes of the nearby medieval church. A special feature is the reconstruction of the ipogeo (underwater tomb) called “delle Ghirlande”, a Roman sepulchre of the imperial age found near the Catacombs ad Decimum.



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