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Broken Pot Mountain
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Its name derives from the Latin mons testaceus : testae, meaning "tiles", "amphorae". The hill is in fact composed of many fragments of over 53 millions of terracotta amphorae, mostly olive oil, neatly arranged there in Roman times and coming from the nearby river port on the Tiber. For this…
Monte Testaccio (alternatively spelled Monte Testaceo; also known as Monte dei cocci) is an artificial mound in Rome composed almost entirely of testae (Italian: cocci), fragments of broken amphorae dating from the time of the Roman Empire
Collina ricavata dall'accumulo delle anfore che contenevano derrate alimentare portate da tutto l'impero alla capitale. Hill created from the accumulation of vases containing food commodities brought from all over the empire to the capital.