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In the Selvotta area of Albano Laziale, on the border with Ariccia, there is one of the most important burial sites of the Second Partic Legion. This is the Legion that Emperor Septimius Severus wanted to allocate near Rome for his personal protection and is the only example of the Roman Legion with encampment in Italy as the legions normally were on the borders of the Empire’s borders.

The tombs were discovered starting from 1866 and today about fifty have been found, all with the same characteristics. The tombs are dug out of peperino stone and are covered by a roof-shaped peperino slab. Many of them have an epigraph and often wife and children were buried next to the legionary.


Traveller's Guide to Italy