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Title: 1953P448 The Grotto at Posillipo
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The Grotto at Posillipo, c.1779-1781
William Pars
* The Grotto at Posillipo (Virgiliano Park in Piedigrotta, Naples) also known as the Crypta Neapolitana is an ancient Roman road tunnel, built in 37 BC. According to mediaeval legend, the tunnel was built by the poet Virgil in a single night.
Keywords:
Landscape
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Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
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Watercolour
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Ancient Monument
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Ruins
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Architecture
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Frame
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Archaeology
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Roman history
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Classical Roman
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Virgil
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Italy
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Naples
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NPO Digitisation Project
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Works on Paper
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Framed Works
   
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0
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Credit Line: Presented by J Leslie Wright 1953, received on his death, 1954.