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The treasure of Baia
In 1954 during excavation work to bring to light the ancient Baiae, in a room of the Baths of Sosandra were found many fragments of gypsum that you thought were the "forms" that the stone cutters and smelters used to make the statues with which buildings were decorated ...
In 1874 during the works for the construction of sewers in New Esquilino district discovered a buried compartment in the perimeter of the Villa Palombara ...
The treasure of Silversmiths
A rich treasury would be hidden inside and stand in Arcus Argentariorum, Arch of Silversmiths, the ancient arch built by the money changers, the bankers ...
In the Trastevere district there is a narrow and short road that you meet by turning the corner after the Church of San Crisogono, closed by the walls of two tall buildings, allows you to reach the small eighteenth-century Church of San Gallicano at the bottom; Mazzamurelli have always lived in this place so much that they have the honor of a street with their name: they are capricious spirits of the houses elves ...
Poisons and witches in the seventeenth century
In the second half of the seventeenth century Giulia Tofana lived in Rome, she was a courtesan from the court of Philip IV of Spain and daughter of Thofania D'Adamo who, at the time, had been executed because she was accused of poisoning some men. Thofania was a sorceress and invented tofana water, an odorless and colorless poison that was nothing more than "arsenic acid dissolved in water". Little is known about ...