The entrance of the excavation area is located on the south side (Ostia).
We walk through the gate and are standing on the remains of the former busy
the Via Severiana.
Immediately we notice tomb 1 on our left hand.
A small pyramid-shaped monument
built of brick in which the ash urn was placed.
The detached tomb stands in the middle
of the open area between the Via Severiana
and tomb 2, 3 and 4.
On the monument there is an inscription on
a small marble plate which says that this
monument was dedicated to Caius Annaeus
Atticus, who passed away when he was 37
years of age; that he was originally coming
from Poitiers, a town in the province of Aquitania (France). The
text also tells us
that the monument has been erected by his house-mates (or slaves).
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C . ANNAEI . ATTICI . PICT
EX . AQVITANICA . PRO . DEF .
ANN . XXXVII . DOMESTICI .
EIVS . PONENDVM . CVRARVNT .