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Italy, Vatican, The Holy See, Historic Centre of Rome

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Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura

Location Province of Roma, Lazio region (IT) / Vatican City State (VA)
Coordinates N41 53 24.8 E12 29 32.3
Type Cultural
Property 1,485 ha
Date of Inscription 1980

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/91 )

Founded, according to legend, by Romulus and Remus in 753 BC, Rome was first the centre of the Roman Republic, then of the Roman Empire, and it became the capital of the Christian world in the 4th century. The World Heritage site, extended in 1990 to the walls of Urban VIII, includes some of the major monuments of antiquity such as the Forums, the Mausoleum of Augustus, the Mausoleum of Hadrian, the Pantheon, Trajan’s Column and the Column of Marcus Aurelius, as well as the religious and public buildings of papal Rome.

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