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The Jewish Cemetery in Ostia, Rome, Italy

7 years ago

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Built by Jews who worked the barges plying the Tiber, it lay outside the city’s protective walls, even beyond the cemetery. The Via Ostiense The ancient Roman town of Ostia was linked to Rome by this street. The town, named from the Latin “ostium” for “mouth,” was located close to where the Tiber River empties…