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Archaeological Museum of Venafro

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housed in the former convent of Santa Chiara, the archaeological museum of Venafro preserves an important epigraphic document: the great stone or "Acquaria Table" of the Roman aqueduct of Venafro testifying the edict of Augustus. The edict was drawn up between 17 and 11 B.C., during the same period in which it was built the aqueduct that from the sources of the Volturno, in a path of more than thirty kilometers, nourished the city. A public work of considerable size, whose rules on methods of construction were established by this inscription. Also, the edict regulates the use of the work, the modes of distribution of water, as well as the Magistrates authorities in the event of disputes.

In the same premises in which it is exposed the plaque there are numerous stones which are positioned to the side of the duct, reported the prescription to allow free passage. In more recent times, is the altar in alabaster - originally located in the chapel of the Church of the Annunziata - which is located in one of the rooms on the second floor. This is a piece of great value, being one of the rare examples in Italy of polyptych of English production still intact.

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