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(The Daily Beast)   2000-year-old border stone unearthed in Rome, and it's incredibly important because it was found in its original location. Archeologists immediately move it   (thedailybeast.com) divider line
    More: Ironic, Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Rome, Augustus, Claudius, Tiberius, 2000-year-old border stone, Caligula  
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2021-08-01 3:12:26 PM  
Earliest known gun free zone?
 
2021-08-01 4:29:33 PM  
It was in the way
 
2021-08-01 4:36:21 PM  
I hope somebody wrote down where it was. TFA doesn't say.
 
2021-08-01 4:38:59 PM  

MrBallou: I hope somebody wrote down where it was. TFA doesn't say.


Probably on the side of a road somewhere. Wasnt really that important if it was that small
 
2021-08-01 4:40:44 PM  
Dad was a land surveyor, and from childhood on I've always found boundaries and markers and geodesy kinda interesting. Thanks for this, subby.
 
2021-08-01 5:16:57 PM  
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2021-08-01 6:35:44 PM  
I visited three of the many catacombs outside Rome while stationed in-country.

Have one word; Creepy!
 
2021-08-01 6:50:54 PM  
Avertine hill?
 
2021-08-01 6:58:11 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: Avertine hill?


Glad I wasn't the only one who noticed that.
 
2021-08-01 8:08:04 PM  
Real nice that the article includes a photo of the crowd looking at the stone but not the stone itself. Outstanding journalism there. Anyway, this is it.

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2021-08-01 8:50:42 PM  

minnkat: Real nice that the article includes a photo of the crowd looking at the stone but not the stone itself. Outstanding journalism there. Anyway, this is it.

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Thank you for the pic!
 
2021-08-01 9:30:29 PM  

edmo: Earliest known gun free zone?


Pretty much.  They were very weird about the pomerium.

The Roman Pomerium
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2021-08-02 6:20:32 AM  
It says "Caesar is a fink".
 
2021-08-02 6:59:17 AM  
2000 years is pretty young for stone.
 
2021-08-02 7:36:00 AM  

edmo: Earliest known gun free zone?


You're not wrong.

The Romans considered the pomerium (or official city limits) extremely sacred and important. No soldier was allowed to cross it while wearing his kit, nor were any weapons permitted.
 
2021-08-02 7:38:26 AM  

edmo: Earliest known gun free zone?


I'm pretty sure all of Rome was a gun free zone at the time
 
2021-08-02 9:15:21 AM  
FTFAWhile border stones are well known to scholars, this one is noteworthy for being discovered in situ.

So was it discovered in Rome, or in Situ? Stupid headline.
 
2021-08-02 10:40:12 AM  

Ishkur: edmo: Earliest known gun free zone?

You're not wrong.

The Romans considered the pomerium (or official city limits) extremely sacred and important. No soldier was allowed to cross it while wearing his kit, nor were any weapons permitted.


Hence lack of headless skeletons
 
2021-08-02 12:38:38 PM  

Ishkur: The Romans considered the pomerium (or official city limits) extremely sacred and important. No soldier was allowed to cross it while wearing his kit, nor were any weapons permitted.


With the notable exceptions being Triumphs (when the victorious army marched through Rome to show off the cool loot they stole and the people they enslaved), and all the civil wars.
 
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