Tomb of the Orazi and Curiazi

  • Tomb of the Orazi and Curiazi

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The tomb of the Orazi and Curiazi is considered the symbol of Albano. It is a majestic cuboid building cuboid surmounted by truncated cones in peperino tuff blocks and dating from the late Republican period. The legend of the Orazi and Curiazi is linked to the war between Rome and Alba Longa in the reign of Tullio Hostilio. The Romans and the Albans during the coarse of the war agreed for three representatives of each of the two cities to fight so as to put a definitive end to the continuous and unnecessary bloodshed. The Romans chose the three Orazi brothers while the Albans chose the Curiazi brothers. Initially two of the Romans were killed but the last Roman adopted a clever strategy. He pretended to run away and was chased by one of Curiazi, then he turned back suddenly and, thanks to the element surprise, struck the enemy to death. Eventually he won the Orazi won and Albalonga fell under the dominion of Rome  

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