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If you are fascinated about the Roman times and ancient architecture, then Porta Maggiore will feed your curiosity when in Rome. It is one of the ancient eastern gates in the well-preserved Aurelian Walls from the 3rd century. Built of white travertine, Porta Maggiore was constructed in 52 AD by the emperor Claudius with the purpose of providing a decorative section of support for two aqueducts, the Aqua Claudia and the Anio Novus. Later, it was incorporated in the Aurelian Wall in 271 by the emperor Aurelian. This makes Porta Maggiore a perfect example of architecture recycling according to experts.
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