Remains of a sixth-century BC sanctuary have been discovered on the Palatine Hill by archaeologists. Not much has been recovered from this period  ‘Our archaeological knowledge is very limited’ said Antonio Ferrandes, deputy director of the dig, making this find all the more important. It is believed that Nero’s infamous fire of AD 64 destroyed the sanctuary. ‘This is a building that was used continuously for some 12 centuries’ said Clementina Panella, an archaeology professor at La Sapienza University of Rome who led the excavation on the Northeast slope of the Palatine.


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