29/4/16 – Via Latina

The Hypogeum of Via Dino Campani, Via Latina is infrequently opened to visitors. We were privileged to be able to visit this stunning this funerary complex. The iconography depicted inside the chambers was a peculiar mix of Pagan and Christian scenes, with known scenes from both mythology and the Bible. Below is depicted my favourite painting what is known as “Philosophical lesson” this, an early Christian fresco depicting details from the Life of Aristotle, shows a number of philosophers learning medicine, specifically the difference between body and soul, from the examination of a corpse.

 

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