Basilica di s. Ippolito and annexed Antiquarium

via Col Moschin (Fiumicino)


The Basilica of s. Ippolito was excavated in the early 70 's of the last century, at the Fiumicino Canal (the ancient fossa Traiana) in the Isola Sacra. Built between the late 4TH and early 5th century, is the most important early Christian Basilica portuense suburb. Stands on a thermal building Roman age which remain of the environments and in particular some water tanks.
The three-aisled basilica with an apse, traces of the Episcopal Chair and baptistery built at a later stage.
It was used during the middle ages and was abandoned, most likely, in the 15th century as a result of the depopulation of the diocese.
Inside the basilica were found remains of sculptural finds and inscriptions of great value that you store in the nearby Antiquarium, where, to the Carolingian ciborium, built during the pontificate of Leo III (795-816).


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