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Rain damages ancient walls in Rome

Aurelian Wall section will be repaired 'as soon as possible'

04 February, 18:39
Rain damages ancient walls in Rome (ANSA) - Rome, February 4 - Torrential rain caused a part of Rome's ancient Aurelian walls to collapse Friday, culture authorities in the Italian capital said Tuesday.

The section, which was already crumbling, will be repaired "as soon as possible", they said. The Aurelian Walls were built by Emperors Aurelian and Probus between 271 AD and 275 AD to protect the city from the Vandals and Jugurthi who had invaded northern Italy, inflicting a severe defeat on the Romans at Placentia (modern Piacenza) in 270 AD.

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